All of that was considered, and discussed in Ferderalist 69.
Fri Mar 1, 2019 3:20pm (XFF:

Hamilton discussed all of the possible arrangements for impeachment, who would impeach, who would conduct the trial, who would preside.

They had considered all of the implications of Party politics.

Various combinations of the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House were considered.

The best process, they felt, was the one that ended up in the Constitution.

  • Perhaps In The Best Case Scenario...Amadeus, Fri Mar 1 11:45am
    ...that would make the most sense. You know, when the political party of the President wasn't being complicit in protecting the President from the consequences of his actions. However, in such a... more
    • All of that was considered, and discussed in Ferderalist 69. — SES, Fri Mar 1 3:20pm
      • remotely. They completely opposed the kind of powerful 2 party system that we have today. So, NO, they had NO CLUE what the world of today would bring to such situations or that a political party... more
      • Obviously NotAmadeus, Fri Mar 1 3:45pm
        You cannot seriously say that Hamilton thought that it would be best for a president guilty of various offenses to be protected by his party from impeachment - and therefore shielded from any... more
        • Yes, I'm seriously saying that Hamilton and the Convention considered the influence of Parties on the impeachment process, among other things, before deciding that the Senate was "the most fit... more
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