Trump Acquitted On All Charges In Senate Impeachment Trial

 Trump Acquitted On All Charges In Senate Impeachment Trial

The United States Senate has voted to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment against him.

The Upper Chamber first handily voted down the article Wednesday, February 5, 2020, alleging abuse of power, 52 – 48, affirming an outcome that was widely expected essentially since the trial’s start on Jan. 21.

A moment later, they voted 53-47 against the second article, alleging obstruction of Congress.

The effort to remove Trump from office needed the support of at least two-thirds — or 67 members — of the GOP-controlled body to carry, but Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who was a previous presidential candidate for the GOP, was the only one of the 53 Republicans in the chamber to buck party lines and vote to convict

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