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Senate Acquits Trump Of Impeachment Counts


The U.S. Senate votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump was acquitted largely along party lines. The votes to convict Trump fell far short of the two-thirds majority required in the 100-seat Senate to remove him from office under the Constitution. The abuse of power charge stemmed from his request that Ukraine investigate his political rival Joe Biden. The other charge accused him of obstructing an investigation by Congress into the Ukraine allegation.