Ending a congressional bid to oust him from the office, the Republican-led Senate acquitted President Trump on both of the articles of impeachment he faced. Calling it an end to the Impeachment process, the senators found Trump not guilty of the first article of impeachment, abuse of power and the second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress. With this, Trump has become the third President in the U.S. history to be impeached by the House of Representatives but acquitted in a Senate trial.
In historic voting that took place on Wednesday, the Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. The senators read their votes aloud from their desks, and Chief Justice John Roberts announced the outcome. “Donald John Trump, president of the United States…is hereby acquitted,” he said. Followed by which, Trump took to his Twitter account to state that – “our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax.”