Senate acquits Trump on both impeachment charges

The Week Staff

Senators voted on Wednesday to acquit President Trump on charges of abuse of power, with a 52-48 vote along party lines aside from Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who voted alongside Democrats to find Trump guilty, reports CNN.

On the second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress, senators voted 53-47 to acquit Trump rather than find him guilty and remove him from office. Two-thirds of the Senate must find a president guilty to remove him.

Trump's impeachment charges stemmed from accusations he abused his office by pushing Ukraine to investigate his political rivals to boost his re-election campaign. Trump is the third U.S. president to be impeached, after Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999, though neither president was convicted.

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