What is Impeachment?

Impeachment is one of legal terms that means 1. The process of calling a witness’s testimony into doubt. For example, if the attorney can show that the witness may have fabricated portions of his testimony, the witness is said to be ‘impeached;’ 2. The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may ‘impeach’ (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government, who are then tried by the Senate.