Trump Acquitted In Impeachment Trial

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Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted on the charge of “incitement of insurrection” in relation to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

The US Senate has failed to gather enough votes to convict former president Donald Trump in his historic second impeachment trial.

Trump released a statement on his acquittal:

CNET reports: The acquittal, largely along party lines, was expected. Though the Senate is split 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris a potential tie-breaking vote as president of the Senate, the impeachment trial required a two-thirds supermajority for conviction. In the end, the vote was 57-43 to convict Trump, with all 48 Democrats, two independents and seven Republicans finding Trump guilty. 

Seventeen Republican senators would’ve had to vote to convict Trump, an unlikely outcome from the beginning. In a Jan. 25 vote led by Sen. Rand Paul on whether the impeachment trial of an ex president is unconstitutional, just five Republicans voted in favor of a trial. The first day of the impeachment trial, earlier this week, saw a similar vote, during which six Republicans voted with Democrats to continue the proceeding.

On Saturday, the Republicans who voted alongside Democratic senators to convict Trump were Sens. Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Pat Toomey, Bill Cassidy and Richard Burr.

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  1. Meanwhile Australia’s ABC the national TV station and radios just announced that the Dems need 17 republicans to get Trump the dump They just can’t bear to stop their hatefilked vitriolic and propaganda And they call themselves news and act as if they’re keeping the publics up to date with events As if.

    • Now they’ve finally gotten to announcing that the “senate fails to convict Trump for inviting violence All the same church as Fauci Biden Pelosi, Piccilone Cuomo Barr, Chiefs of Cia and fbi and so many others in the Senate But not enough to win their fraudulent seditious conspiracies .

      • Fairfax Media are Protestants .They published the truth from Pope Eneritus Benefict when he revealed that the Vatican insiders hate Jesus and Hate Christians. The ABC should be church of England as australia is still under Crown Law and Crown Lands .But they arent Almost all of the presenters are Catholics or Catholic schooled .Like so many state premiers and prominent politicians now. .

  2. The majority arent two faced duplicitous back stabbing liars and frauds ,users and deceivers who really are loyal to a foreign Government a d Stared .

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