Get the joke? No? OK. When did
Impeachment work? Was there even a trial for Bubba Krintong? (I don’t remember) Or was the vote not to hold a trial? Whatever. Why wasn’t there a trial for Nixon (whatever you think of the circumstances, I’m talking about the procedure and the mechanism, not the nasty politics of it.) Why was he allowed to escape a trial? A flawed system if you asked me.
Yes. That's the venue for Arlen Specter's "Not proven." The Senate voted on the articles of impeachment, and did not adopt them. Before they voted, evidence and argument were presented for the Senate's consideration.
-- Why was he [Nixon] allowed to escape a trial? --
The only remedies available to the Senate, on impeachment, are removal from office, and an order that the person is disqualified from office in the future. Once Nixon leaves office, the case is half moot. Of impeachment convictions, the vast majority only impose removal from office. See Alcee Hastings, impeached, convicted, removed from office, then ran for office and won.
-- A flawed system if you asked me. --
The system is okay. The players in it are worse than worthless, however. The government is mostly corrupt.