TRUMP ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES IN SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

The impeachment trial into President Donald Trump is over after the vote to remove him from office failed earlier this afternoon.

The decision comes after a months-long investigation and trial lasting three weeks. Today the U.S. Senate voted mostly along party lines in the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history.

Democratic House managers accused the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, saying he withheld aid from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

“When the president tries to coerce an ally to help cheat in our elections and then covers it up, we must say enough,” said House Impeachment Manager U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat.

Trump and his legal team maintained he did nothing wrong and there were no grounds for removal.

“We’ve never been in a situation like this in our history,” said White House Council Pat Cipollone. “We have an impeachment that is purely partisan and political.”

The U.S. Senate rejected a Democrat-led effort to call witnesses and subpoena documents last Friday, setting the stage for today’s conclusion.

The only Republican who broke ranks on the final vote was U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney.

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