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U.S. Senate closes Trump impeachment trial, president to remain in office

U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

The acquittal allows him to remain in office after Democrats failed to muster the two-thirds super majority needed for the removal of the Republican president.

One Republican senator, Mitt Romney, bucked his party line and voted to convict the president on the first article of the charge of abuse of power, yielding a vote of 52 in favour of aquittal and 48 for a conviction.

The Democrats voted as a bloc against the president.

The second article, the charge of obstruction of Congress, also failed to pass, with 53 voting to acquit and 47 voting to convict.

Trump was impeached in December in the House of Representatives.

He was charged with abusing his office to pressure Ukraine into announcing an investigation of his political rival ahead of elections this year and then obstructing Congress’ investigation.

The president said he did nothing wrong.

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  1. This is good news for President Donald Trump. Knowing well that he is a global figure, it’s time he puts his office first and follow the path of diversity, tolerance, peace and efficiency that America is known for. May the labour of American founding fathers never be destroyed in his time.

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