KABUL (MEP) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump of both charges in his impeachment trial as it found him not guilty, as had been charged by the House of Representatives.
In the second of two impeachment votes, the Republican-controlled Senate cleared the Republican president of Democrats’ accusations that he obstructed Congress’ investigation into whether he acted improperly in withholding U.S. security aid to Ukraine.
Although voting on the charge was ongoing, it would take 67 votes in the 100-seat Senate to convict Trump on the charge and remove him from office.
The Senate’s 53-47 vote on the second article of impeachment brought the proceedings to an end.
By the way, President Donald Trump has been cleared in his both impeachment trials.
But the final day of the Senate’s impeachment trial was not without suspense: Sen. Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, found the President guilty of abuse of power, becoming the first senator in US history to vote to remove from office a president from the same party.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives approved the articles of impeachment on 18 December.
Although President Donald Trump’s acquittal was all-but-certain with Republicans holding the Senate majority, holding 53 of the 100 seats in the US Senate.