Impeachment Trial Ends as Senate Aquits Trump
By Jude Chukwuemeka
President Trump was cleared of both impeachment charges, reports NYT. Only Mitt Romney crossed party lines, the lone Republican who voted to convict and remove the president from office.
Reports have it that the Senate acquitted President Trump on Wednesday of charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress by pressuring a Ukraine to incriminate his political rivals.
The tally for conviction fell far below the 67-vote threshold necessary for removal and neither article of impeachment got even a simple majority.
The first article, abuse of power, was rejected 48 to 52, and the second, obstruction of Congress, was defeated 47 to 53.
Reportedly, Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, was the only member to break with his party, voting to remove Mr. Trump from office.
The votes, makes the third presidential impeachment trial in American history.
This happens to be a big victory for Mr. Trump after five months of blaring scandal over Ukraine that embroiled Washington and threatened his presidency.