Trump wins after being acquitted of the charges against him

Trump wins after being acquitted of the charges against him

02/06/2020 00:17

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The US Senate ended the trial of President Donald Trump, by absolving him of the two charges against him in his dismissal from the presidency.

Fifty-two Senators voted in favor of acquitting Trump of the charge of abuse of power, while 48 members of the Senate supported this accusation.

The second charge, “obstructing the congressional investigation”, was rejected by 53 members of the House, compared to 47 members who voted for it.

Trump’s condemnation required the support of two-thirds of the senators for at least one accusation point. In view of the result of the vote, his parliamentary trial procedures in the case of impeachment ended to remain President of the United States.

Trump became the third president in the history of the United States against whom isolation measures in Congress were launched, after the two former Presidents Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998), who were also acquitted by the Senators.

In 1973, the US House of Representatives tried to start accountability measures against President Richard Nixon, but he resigned.

In Trump’s case, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives initiated the measures to isolate him on September 24, 2019 on the grounds of leaks stating that he pressured his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelinsky, to announce the opening of an investigation against Hunter Biden, son of former US Vice President Joe Biden, who is one of Trump’s strongest opponents in the upcoming presidential election.

Last January, the isolation file was referred to the Senate, and Trump’s acquittal was almost certain in the Republican-dominated Council.