Trump Acquitted

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President Donald Trump has been acquitted from both Democrats’ partisan articles of impeachment on Tuesday.

Fifty-two senators, all Republicans, voted to acquit Trump on a count of abuse of power, while 48 Democrat senators, including one Republican voted to convict him.

Having also been impeached on the charge of obstruction of Congress, the president was acquitted when all 53 Republicans found him not guilty and the remaining 47 senators voted to convict.

Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney was the only Senator to defect from his party and to vote for conviction. This was the first time in U.S. history that a member of the president’s own party has voted to remove a sitting president.

Chief Justice John Roberts concluded the hearing with, “It is therefore ordered and adjudged the said Donald John Trump be, and he is hereby, acquitted of the charges in said articles.”