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US Senate Acquits Trump of Both Impeachment Charges


The U.S. Senate predictably cleared President Donald Trump on Wednesday of charges that he pressured Ukraine for political favors — with one lone Republican, Senator Mitt Romney, voting against.
Democrats fell far short of winning the needed 67 votes to convict the president of abuse of power, the first charge, followed by a second on obstruction of Congress.Trump’s impeachment trial was the third against a president in the country’s nearly 2 1/2-century history with the same likely result, acquittal after a Senate trial. Andrew Johnson in the mid-19th century and Bill Clinton two decades ago were both exonerated and remained in …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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