Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial

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WASHINGTON (WIVB) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial ended Wednesday with the president being acquitted by the Senate.

Trump’s trial – just the third presidential impeachment trial in American history – began last month in the Senate. That came nearly one month after the Democrat-led House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

On the first article, abuse of power, the Senate voted 52-48 to acquit. The vote on the second article, obstruction of Congress, was 53-47. A two-thirds majority of 67 votes would have been required for removal.

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