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U.S. Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

U.S. Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

The U.S. Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial. This is evidenced by the interim results of the vote.
Impeachment did not get the necessary two-thirds of the vote (at least 67 out of 100 senators). Thus, Trump was acquitted on charges of sedition.On January 6, at a rally in Washington, he urged his supporters to march to the Capitol to “help weak Republicans” challenge the outcome of the presidential election. The crowd stormed the building and interrupted a joint session of Congress where the victory of his rival Democrat Joe Biden was being asserted. As a result, the House of Representatives impeached him, then the case went to the Senate for consideration.

Trump became the only president in U.S. history to receive two impeachments in the House of Representatives, but both times he was acquitted by the senators. The second Senate trial took place in hindsight after Trump left office. Members of the upper house of Congress decided that the impeachment of the former head of state was consistent with the U.S. Constitution.
In 2019, Democrats in the U.S. set up the first impeachment trial against Trump. The head of state was suspected of withholding military aid to Ukraine and demanding an investigation against his political opponent Joe Biden and his son Hunter in exchange. Trump claimed that he only demanded that the Ukrainian authorities fight corruption. Last February, the Senate acquitted him of both counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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