Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial

Senate fails to achieve two-thirds majority needed to convictTrump thanks supporters and complaints about ‘witch-hunt’Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial for his role in the 6 January attack on the US Capitol – a verdict that underscores the sway America’s 45th president still holds over the Republican party even after leaving office.

The former president and his supporters are likely to claim victory as they did after his first impeachment trial a year agoDonald Trump’s highly anticipated acquittal at his US Senate impeachment trial is the least surprising twist in American politics since … well, his acquittal at his first US Senate impeachment trial a year ago.

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