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Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by illitrate(m): 10:20pm On Feb 05
The US Senate has voted to acquit President Donald Trump of impeachment charges brought by the House Democrats, ending the attempt to oust him from the White House ahead of the November 2020 elections.
The process kicked off in September 2019, over allegations that Trump improperly sought foreign influence in the 2020 election by demanding a corruption investigation in Ukraine.

Last week, the Senate rejected a proposal by Democrats to call additional witnesses, in a 49-51 vote that saw Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) cross the aisle. The president’s lawyers argued that all the relevant testimonies and documents should have been produced during the proceedings in the House, which ended on December 18, 2019 with a partisan vote to impeach Trump.

No House Republicans supported the articles of impeachment. They were joined by two Democrats who voted against the first article and three who voted against the second, while another – presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) – voted “present” on both.

Even though the Democrats argued that impeachment was necessary because Trump was a “clear and present danger” to “our democracy,” House Speaker Nancy then waited four weeks to send the case to the Senate.

There, Democrats argued that additional witnesses were needed to establish the exact circumstances of Trump’s decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine in order to – they claimed – pressure the government in Kiev into investigating a political rival ahead of the 2020 election.

The claim originated with an unnamed intelligence community “whistleblower,” who alerted House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-California) of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019. Schiff and his team of impeachment managers argued that Trump withholding the aid was an attempt at pressuring Kiev into investigating corruption at Burisma, a gas company that had hired the son of Vice President Joe Biden in 2014.

Biden is now one of the candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination, and Democrats argued this amounted to foreign interference in the election. Calling this an abuse of power, Democrats also charged Trump with “obstruction of Congress” for invoking executive privilege and refusing to allow some of the White House officials to testify in impeachment proceedings.

Trump’s lawyers argued that Schiff’s subpoenas had no validity until the House voted to actually authorize the impeachment process, on October 31. They also said that the president’s actions were perfectly consistent with his constitutional authority, that investigating Burisma did not amount to Ukrainian interference in US elections, and that Trump was denied due process rights because Democrats did not give the Republican minority a hearing day or the right to call their own witnesses

The acquittal comes a day after Trump’s triumphant State of the Union speech, and the embarrassing fiasco of the Democrats’ caucuses in Iowa, where even according to incomplete and questionable results, Biden ended up fourth.

Trump is only the third US president ever to be impeached in the House, after Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999. In all three cases, the impeachment failed in the Senate, allowing the president to stay in office. Contrary to popular opinion, Richard Nixon was never impeached – he resigned before the official proceedings could begin, in August 1973.
https://www.rt.com/usa/480169-senate-acquits-trump-impeachment/

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by PDJT: 10:22pm On Feb 05
-Good. My namesake is innocent. The Do-Nothing Democrats (the Party of KKK and Slavery) are deranged and truly bitter beings.

-Just seconds after acquittal, DOW shuts up by 483 bloody points. Amazing. And this means more Jobs.

-God bless PDJT.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Sunnycliff(m): 10:25pm On Feb 05
Pelosi Nancy can die

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by illitrate(m): 10:26pm On Feb 05
It was dead on arrival but did cause media panic.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by GoodBoi1(m): 10:35pm On Feb 05
Trump is acquitted. Trump is still president of the USA.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by YanshmasterGee(m): 10:36pm On Feb 05
GOD bless Donald J. Trump

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Sunnycliff(m): 10:39pm On Feb 05
Pelos and Schiff and all leftist should kiss the ass of Trump

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by YanshmasterGee(m): 10:44pm On Feb 05
Sunnycliff:
Pelos and Schiff and all leftist should kiss the ass of Trump
Mitt Romney too and lest I forget the whole fcking CNN crew.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Sunnycliff(m): 10:46pm On Feb 05
YanshmasterGee:
Mitt Romney too and lest I forget the whole fcking CNN crew.

CNN, ABC shame on them

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Cmanforall: 10:48pm On Feb 05
How will those Representatives be feeling now? Or they were just eager to make history?

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Macsjebs(m): 10:48pm On Feb 05
As expected....
This shouldn't come as a surprise

What a waste of Nancy's efforts
We obviously knew this will lead nowhere
She should sort out her personal issues with Trump and not drag US politics into it.

Even if few Republicans don't like Trump, does she think they would sacrifice that seat to Democrats. At the State of the Union address, they were already chanting '4 more years' cheesy

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by SolexxBarry(m): 10:48pm On Feb 05
They have nothing on Trump,the man sure knows how to cover his tracks

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by TissuePaper: 10:48pm On Feb 05
Dammmmn Nigggaaar

Donald Trump has always been a real nigga, I am happy he is still the President of the United States

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Bantino: 10:48pm On Feb 05
Hmmmmmmm
Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by CotenantNIG: 10:48pm On Feb 05
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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by MosakuAW(m): 10:48pm On Feb 05
Old news! This we know will happen.

He can only be impeached in the lower house control by Democrat. Republican control Senate.

It's like Nigeria Senate trying to impeach Buba. It is impossible.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by sureteeboy(m): 10:48pm On Feb 05
Those Democrats at the representative just wasted their time on a lost cause from the very start grin grin


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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Tospringe: 10:48pm On Feb 05
Mitt Romney is the G.O.A.T. voted in support of Trump's impeachment

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Sanchez01: 10:48pm On Feb 05
I long predicted this. The Democrats have the HoR in the bag while Republicans have the Senate. It was never rocket science and all of Pelosi's huffing and puffing is for nothing.

Now that Trump's impeachment trial is over, Pelosi will now be dragged on Twitter by Trump himself. Romney sealed the deal in all of this.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Racoon(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
shocked And Trump still remains the president of the US.So what now becomes of Nancy Pelosi? Shame on Democrats.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Magnumproperty: 10:49pm On Feb 05
Finally!!!

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Anijay1212(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
Good for him.
I need a job.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by abdollar04246(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
I knew it will never happen

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by klins4213(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by GlorifiedTunde(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
Wetin you expect before?

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by LeeMason(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
Pelosi abi peruzzi how market? grin
I hope trump tore up the impeachment documents in front of her and threw the pieces of paper on her head.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Monaco2(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
Naso b4 na

He will still win re-election by November

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by alabi484(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
Case dismissed... Coooooouuuurrrrtttt!

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Rapmoney(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
I hate Democrats and their policies, especially the evil ones of Barack Obama. The Republican Party is better for the world. Ride on Trump!

If e pain you, just look for the nearest bush and eat dry shit!!!

Well, I know some folks won't sleep well tonight. Especially, that dude who sells audio barbeque.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by Sunnycliff(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
They think American Republicans will allow the sentiments of democrats and leftists to be cloud their sense of reasoning.

Trump till 2024.

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Re: Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial by philbad(m): 10:49pm On Feb 05
I know it's a total joke. If care is not taken he will do another 4 years. Oya trump congrats

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