The United States House of Representatives impeached then President Donald Trump for a record second time on January 13, 2021, for his alleged role in inciting the deadly attack at the Capitol one week earlier on January 6, 2021.
While many used to believe the term “impeachment” meant the president was actually removed from office, as most now know, especially as a result of the first impeachment of then President Donald Trump, impeachment is the act of the House of Representatives essentially charging the president with some wrongdoing then sending it over to the United States Senate for a trial, requiring a vote of 2/3 of the Senate members present to convict and remove from office. That means, impeachment alone does NOT remove from office and the person charged continues in office without any new restrictions or limitations unless and until the Senate convicts at the impeachment trial.
There has been much confusion over this procedure, including the validity or constitutionality of holding an impeachment trial AFTER a president or other official leaves office. President Trump already left office on January 20, 2021, and even though the impeachment procedure was commenced by the House of Representatives while then President Trump was still in office, there is constitutional issue as to whether an impeachment trial may take place after the person leaves office.