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Trump acquitted
« on: February 08, 2020, 12:15:44 AM »
Administrator's note: See also: Donald J Trump becomes the 3rd president in US history to be impeached


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'Not Guilty': Trump Acquitted On 2 Articles Of Impeachment As Historic Trial Closes
February 5, 20204:33 PM ET
PHILIP EWING

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/05/801429948/not-guilty-trump-acquitted-on-2-articles-of-impeachment-as-historic-trial-closes

Senators voted on Wednesday afternoon to acquit President Trump on two articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after a historically unusual but typically contentious trial.

Forty-eight senators supported a verdict of guilty on Article I; 52 voted not guilty. Forty-seven senators supported a verdict of guilty on Article II; 53 voted not guilty. The Senate would have needed 67 votes to convict Trump on either article.

The result of the process had never been in question after the House voted to impeach Trump in December. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said months ago that he considered it "inconceivable" that a sufficient number of Republicans would break rank and support removing Trump from office.

One surprise on Wednesday, however, was that one Republican voted to convict and remove Trump on Article I: Utah Sen. Mitt Romney.

In a statement after the vote, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said the president's acquittal is a "full vindication and exoneration" of Trump.

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Re: Trump acquitted
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 12:17:18 AM »
Trump acquitted of all charges in Senate impeachment trial
Vote brings an end to historic impeachment saga but leaves Democrats and Republicans spinning competing narratives.

5 Feb 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/senate-finds-trump-guilty-abuse-power-charge-200205204351992.html

The inquiry centred on a call between Trump and Ukraine's president in which Trump asks for a probe into the Bidens. Trump also wanted an inquiry into a conspiracy theory about the 2016 elections.

At the time of the call, Trump was withholding $391m in military aid from Ukraine, and conditioned a White House meeting on the probes, according to witnesses. Trump denies any wrongdoing.

Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The United States Senate cleared Donald Trump of both charges in its impeachment trial of the president, bringing to an end the impeachment saga that has consumed Washington since the House of Representatives launched its inquiry into the Trump's actions last September.

In a 52-48 vote, the Senate found Trump not guilty of abusing his power of office. The Senate voted 53-47 to acquit the president on the charge of obstruction of Congress.

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