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Day: February 5, 2020

Trump acquitted on all charges
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Trump acquitted on all charges

    The Senate just voted to acquit President Donald Trump of charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress ending a more than four-month impeachment process that began when Trump withheld aid from Ukraine and pressured its leader to investigate Hunter Biden. The acquittal is the third time in US history the Senate has acquitted a president who has previously been impeached, after Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Clinton in 1999. While several Republican senators acknowledged the president’s wrongdoing, nearly all of them eventually voted to acquit Trump of both articles. Sen. Mitt Romney, ultimately, was the only senator to break with his party and vote to convict on the abuse of power charge. As a result, the vote on the two articles was slightly different. Senator...