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‘Trump4Eva’: President celebrates being cleared in historic impeachment trial

‘Trump4Eva’: President celebrates being cleared in historic impeachment trial

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By Sharon Marris and Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporters Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate of obstructing Congress and abusing the power of his office as president.The vote brings to an end the third presidential impeachment trial in US history that bitterly divided the country, and comes as the president is in the early days of his re-election campaign. The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted 52-48 to acquit Mr Trump of abusing his powers and 53-47 of obstructing Congress, meaning the 73-year-old remains in office. Image: Donald Trump tweeted this when he was acquitted at his impeachment trial Image: ...
Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal

Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal

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US President Donald Trump is set to be acquitted in his impeachment trial after senators voted against calling witnesses or admitting new evidence.Democrats hoped four swing Republicans would vote for witnesses, which would have extended the trial without in all likelihood changing its outcome.In the end, only two of the four Republicans voted with Democrats.The trial now moves forward to a vote on whether to acquit President Trump, which he is all but certain to win.Senior members of President Trump's Republican Party pushed from the outset for a speedy trial with no witnesses or new evidence. Above all, they wanted to avoid senators hearing from former National Security Adviser John Bolton.According to reporting by the New York...
Trump impeachment: Senators sworn in for historic trial

Trump impeachment: Senators sworn in for historic trial

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The 100 lawmakers of the US Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts administered the oath to the senators to "do impartial justice".In the coming weeks, the senators will decide whether Mr Trump should be removed from office over charges brought by the House of Representatives.The trial is scheduled to begin on 21 January.Justice Roberts asked the senators, "Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, now pending, you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws, so help you God?"The...
Trump impeachment: What you need to know

Trump impeachment: What you need to know

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Impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump move on to the next stage, with a vote scheduled in the House of Representatives tonight. This is what you need to know.What is an impeachment? Impeachment is when a legislative body formally levels charges, which have to be very serious, against a high official of government, including the president.It does not mean automatic removal from office and is only the first step towards possible removal.It is not a criminal trial but a process to remove a high-level official, usually only a president in the US. Advertisement What's happening this week? The House Judiciary Committee released a 658-page report that details the two articles of impeachment against Mr Trump...
Trump impeachment evidence overwhelming – House report

Trump impeachment evidence overwhelming – House report

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Evidence for impeaching US President Donald Trump for misconduct in office is "overwhelming", according to the panel leading the impeachment inquiry.The president placed personal political interests "above the national interests of the United States", it states in a key report to House lawmakers.Evidence of misconduct was overwhelming "and so too is the evidence of his obstruction of Congress," it adds.The report is designed to lay out the case to remove Mr Trump from office.He denies any wrongdoing, and has described the inquiry as a witch-hunt.Before the draft report was released, the Republican president attacked the Democrat-led investigation as "very unpatriotic".Following publication, White Ho...