Trump acquitted on both articles of impeachment by Senate


WASHINGTON (WFLA) – President Donald Trump has been acquitted on both articles of impeachment by the Senate.

Trump has been found not guilty on the first impeachment charge, abuse of power, as well as the second impeachment charge, obstruction of Congress.

Senator Mitt Romney, of Utah, was the only Republican to vote guilty on the first article of impeachment.

Trump’s trial – just the third presidential impeachment trial in American history – began last month in the Senate. That came nearly one month after the Democrat-led House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Throughout the process in the Senate, Democrats pushed for what they have called a fair trial. House impeachment managers serving as prosecutors led the call for subpoenaing new witnesses like John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney.

Senators narrowly voted against calling new witnesses last week, putting the trial on track to end quickly with the expected acquittal.

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