Trump acquitted of all charges in Senate impeachment trial

epa08196370 A view of the White House after the final impeachment trial votes against US President Donald J. Trump in Washington, DC, USA, 05 February 2020. Trump was acquitted of both articles of impeachment in the US Senate and announced he would make a statement from the White House on 06 February. EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER

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The deeply divided Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald J. Trump on the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — brought by the House.

The vote brings 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.

NYT / Al Jazeera

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