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Old 01-21-2020, 10:30 AM
Dewey Finn is offline
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Originally Posted by jebert View Post
The U.S.Senate has acquitted President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives. During the impeachment trial, held in the Senate chamber and presided over by Chief Justice John Roberts, House managers and the President's defense lawyers presented arguments. The Senators, acting as the trial jurors, heard or did not hear from relevant witnesses and examined or did not examine relevant evidence. Either way, the final vote was 53-47 to acquit the President.

In a historical context, this will long be remembered as the third impeachment trial of a U.S. president.
Ooh, can I play? "Immediately following the acquittal, Vice President Mike Pence resigned, followed an hour later by Donald Trump. In his statement, the former president acknowledged that he was only president due to foreign interference, and apologized to Hillary Clinton. At his urging, every single member of the judiciary appointed during his presidency resigned. President Nancy Pelosi took the oath of office in a private ceremony at the US Capitol Building."