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After controversial trial, US Senate poised to acquit Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump was on the brink of ending the darkest chapter of his tumultuous presidency on Monday as the US Senate began the final phase of his impeachment trial that will almost certainly conclude on Wednesday with his acquittal.The 100 senators will hear four hours of closing arguments split equally between Trump’s legal team and prosecutors from the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which charged him with abusing power by pressuring Ukraine to probe political rival Joe Biden, and then obstructing their inquiry.The Republican-run Senate voted on Friday not to hear from witnesses including Trump’s former national security adviser John …read more

Source:: theSun



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