President Donald Trump is expected to be impeached by the House of Representatives in the next few weeks.
But what exactly constitutes impeachment?
What are the grounds for impeachment?
Here are the key issues that will shape impeachment proceedings.
Trump is charged with committing treason, violating the constitution and violating the law.
What exactly constitutes treason?
Trump was indicted on charges that he conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
In the indictment, the government alleges that Trump, his campaign manager and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump’s daughter Ivanka, all conspired to obstruct justice.
These charges are serious and the Trump administration has been in a legal battle over how to proceed since last year’s election.
The charges are a serious violation of the US Constitution, and a direct violation of Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.
The indictment also charges that Trump obstructed justice by failing to disclose the extent of his knowledge of the Russia investigation.
The president has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has insisted that he was not aware of any collusion between his campaign and Russia.
Trump’s former national intelligence director, Michael Flynn is charged for allegedly lying to the FBI and the US Congress about his contacts with Russia during the transition.
In a news conference on Thursday, Flynn said he had no contact with Russian officials during the election and had not communicated with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
He said that his conversations with Kislyak were “inadvertent.”
The US Congress will likely decide that Trump’s actions constituted obstruction of justice by not disclosing the extent to which he knew about Russia’s interference in the election.
Flynn has denied any involvement with Russia.
Trump faces criminal charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress.
On Thursday, Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt that he had never lied under oath about his interactions with Kislyak.
Trump will likely face charges of obstruction of Justice, and he will likely also face a possible criminal charge of perjury for his actions in the Senate.
He faces multiple legal and constitutional hurdles that could put him in a difficult position in impeachment proceedings, including whether he can plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid being charged.
Trump may face a perjury charge for his testimony to Congress in which he said he could have done something differently in his interactions and for which he was cleared.
Trump has also faced charges of making false statements about his knowledge and the nature of his conversations about Russia.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will likely launch its own investigation into Trump’s Russia ties and his decision to dismiss Comey as director of the FBI.
This will be a significant and potentially embarrassing step.
The committee will likely subpoena and interview witnesses and documents that the White House has been withholding from Congress.
The investigation is expected as early as next week.
Trump can also face charges for obstructing justice by continuing to cover up and obstructing congressional investigations into the Russia probe.
The White House will likely argue that it is not guilty of any obstruction of the justice process by failing, during the presidential transition and during his administration, to turn over information relevant to its investigations.
The House of Representative will likely vote to impeach Trump in a rare two-thirds vote.
Trump would face a very difficult battle in the House, but his supporters and supporters of Republicans will likely have the upper hand.