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President Trump Acquitted In Impeachment Trial

President Trump has been acquitted of both charges in his impeachment trial. The Senate finished up their vote on both counts on Wednesday afternoon.  President Trump was charged with abuse of power and obstruction of the investigation. The process which has been going on for the last four months reached it’s pinnacle Wednesday afternoon with a vote from each Senator, who would stand and give his or her response to guilty or not guilty. The first article of impeachment was for abuse of power. The vote went along party lines 52-48 in favor of not guilty with only Republican Senator Mitt Romney voting guilty.  Chief Justice John Roberts read off the results from the first charge.


The Senate voted again for the second article which was obstruction of the investigation. This time it went exactly along party lines 53-47 in favor of not guilty.



In order for President Trump to be removed from office, the Senate needed to have 2/3rds of the Senate to vote guilty. As the impeachment proceedings came to a close, Chief Justice Roberts left the senate with some closing remarks.


The proceedings wrapped up with statements from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer thanking multiple people for their help throughout the process.

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