How the Impeachment Process Works December 3 2019

hi I'm Carl azuz for CNN 10 and thank you for taking a few minutes to get up to speed on world events an objective update on the impeachment investigation concerning the US House of Representatives and u.s. President Donald Trump is our first subject today here's what's happening the House Judiciary Committee is planning to hold its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday until now it's the House Intelligence Committee that's been holding hearings including two weeks of public testimony that wrapped up before Thanksgiving House Democrats who were leading the investigation say a vote on whether to impeach the president meaning formally charged him with a crime could happen in the House by Christmas and after that it would be up to the Senate to hold a trial so what's the process how does impeachment work well the investigation is going to go forward and if the people in charge of the House of Representatives the Democrats think that there is enough to go forward with impeachment the house judiciary committee will consider what's called articles of impeachment which are specific charges and if they vote articles of impeachment then the full House of Representatives will vote on whether Donald Trump will be impeached now if there is a majority in support of impeachment Donald Trump doesn't lose his office that's like a formal charge it's like an indictment so if Donald Trump is indicted the way Bill Clinton was impeached and that is indicted then the case will go to the United States Senate it takes two-thirds 67 votes in the Senate to remove a president from office I think everyone believes it's very unlikely in a republican-controlled Senate that Donald Trump will ever be removed from office by the Senate but that's the next step if there is impeachment voted in the House of Representatives what could the outcome be the easiest scenario and probably the most unlikely scenario is they move forward in the house with impeachment and they remove him in the Senate under that and vice-president pence becomes president pin again very unlikely the other scenarios would be they move forward with impeachment articles in the house he's acquitted in the Senate and we'll see what that means for 2020 it could very well energize the president's supporters it could also energize Democrats now listen if they don't go forward in any way and no impeachment articles come out of the house we don't know what happens with that does the president essentially dodged a bullet and his supporters are energized and therefore Democrats are demoralized in 2020 we just have to wait and see how these scenarios play out so what's this all about it involves President Trump and the president of Ukraine Democratic leaders have accused President Trump of abusing his power to get Ukraine to investigate the Ukrainian gas company that hunter Biden used to work for he's the son of former US Vice President Joe Biden who's running for the presidency in next year's election so many Democrats say President Trump was trying to pressure a foreign country to dig up dirt on a political rival and that that's an impeachable offense President Trump and Republican leaders say the impeachment investigation is a hoax motivated by politics they say Democrats are rushing the process and that the President did nothing wrong that he could be impeached for as far as tomorrow's hearing goes neither President Trump nor his attorneys will participate they say it was scheduled for when the president is at an international meeting in London and that it's unclear if the process would be fair to him the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says that's unfortunate because the American people deserve transparency experts say to expect the house to be divided along party lines over the ongoing impeachment investigation second trivia which of these nations celebrates unity day in remembrance of an event from 1990 Germany Serbia China or Argentina German Unity Day celebrates the reunification of the country at the end of the Cold War Germany has a unique challenge on its hands what does it do with almost 2000 containers of high-level radioactive waste the country is shutting down all of its nuclear power plants and made that decision after an earthquake and tsunami damaged a Japanese plant in 2011 the problem is that the nuclear waste that these plants produce doesn't go away it's usually put in temporary storage near the power plant it came from but it's very dangerous scientists say spent nuclear rods are so hot they can't even be moved for several decades until they cool down and that then they need to be buried at least 3,300 feet underground for a million years Oh in the ground that houses the waste can't be watery or prone to earthquakes that could cause a nuclear leak Germany does not plan to export the waste to another country researchers there are on the hunt for a burial site in Germany and a number of communities are fighting to keep it from getting buried near them assuming a place is found another challenge is figuring out how to warn distant future generations who may have a very different language system than ours that the nuclear burial site is not something they want to explore we've talked a lot about plastic pollution in our oceans there are a number of companies working on edible containers think bowls and spoons to cut down on that but at this point anyway they come at a price the edibles you're about to see cost 33 cents apiece if you buy them wholesale meaning in bulk a foam bowl retails for about three cents but could the more expensive option be both healthy and friendly to the environment the beaches of Cape Town like many around the world are littered with food containers like these this kind of waste bothered Georgina de Kock so much that she was inspired to come up with a product that were eliminated altogether [Music] it's called munch bowls when did you come up with the idea to come up with an edible plate it really started thinking you know what alternatives are they because someone asked me to create something for them to hold Korean rice I wanted to make it a wholesome product as well it's no use saving the world and you give people food that is not good for them yeah no preservatives no preservatives I see is hard do preservatives then just noodles why did you think of using bad ingredients though it's quite amazing I was at a talk show specifically on huevos and then dimensioned it is actually a natural preservative and this was like wow because I was looking for something and I tested that and it actually does work normally these bowls are machine processed but today Georgina has prepared a few bowls by hand how long can it stay like this without getting soggy and you picking it up and there being at least hasta and miss at least five hours five hours and you can heat it up in the microwave to what five how did you come up how did that how does that work well the experiment I mean suddenly you get a surprise and it works the soup du jour lentil warmed in the microwave but the bowl is still crisp [Music] yeah it's pretty good do you like it I do much bowls come in different flavors for sweet and savory food and while this is not the only edible table way on the market the company says they're in high demand but for innovations like munch bowls to completely eliminate single-use plastics they have to overcome one hurdle price it is much more expensive than plastic I think eventually it will become cheaper as we can produce more now we don't have a problem with our export market they realize the need for this product and you know they are actually quite proud to be more green eco-friendly [Applause] truth be told if you drive around in a giant banana car you're gonna get stopped Steve Braithwaite got stopped by a state trooper the officer had a look to make sure the car is legal it is and probably ask some questions this is the record holder for longest custom banana car braithwaite built it himself he tours the country giving people rides for whatever they want to pay and instead of a ticket the officer gave him 20 bucks and after that well we wish we could say he peeled out you wouldn't want to drive a banana car like a banana slug it wouldn't be nearly as stimulating sure the officer might have thought he slipped up might have given him a bunch of tickets but it would have made the store even more fruitful y'all I'm Carl azuz and CNN 10 will be banana tomorrow [Music] [Music]