for the rule
means holding everyone to the same standards.
The United States Department of Justice prosecutes political extortion, bribery, fraud, coercion
and so on in the affected district, but states may also prosecute criminal violations.
Article I, Section 3:
“Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further
than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy
any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United states:
but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.”
Article I, Section 6:
"for any Speech or Debate in either House,
they shall not be questioned in any other Place."
Article II, Section 4:
“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,
shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of,
Treason, Bribery and other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Article III, Section 2:
“The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury;
and such Trial shall be held
in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed;
but when not committed within any State,
the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as Congress may by Law have directed.”
Legislation should prohibit any claim of discretion, privilege, immunity, deference, or sovereignty
for this narrow purpose with a compelling state interest. Except in forfeiture cases, speech or debate on the floor of Congress must be excluded: enacting legislation should construe them narrowly. Executive branch and Supreme Court officers are prosecuted in the District of Columbia.
Section 5 has now been shown to consist with all relevant provisions. It only acts in ways that the Constitution has already been found to allow.