President Trump’s Impeachment Trial Update


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Things are brewing in the white house as President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continues. Trump is the third U.S. President to have an impeachment trial. According to recent results, the “Democrats fell short of the ⅔ majority required to remove Trump from office, as senators voted, 52 to 48 to acquit him on the abuse of power allegation and 53 to 47 to clear him of obstruction.” The outcome of this resulted in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who himself successfully took control of the GOP (The Grand Old Party) caucuses in blocking witnesses or additional evidence. Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote to convict the president of abuse of power, which means he was the first-ever senator in history to not vote remove a president from his or her party. Romney says in an interview, “Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one’s oath of office that I can imagine.” Romney was the sole senator who not only defected his own party but split his vote, choosing to acquit Trump of obstructing Congress.” Lindsay O. Graham used to be against Trump but has now shifted into one of the President’s closest allies. Lindsay O. Graham goes onto say in a recent interview, “If you think you’ve done the country a good service by legitimizing this impeachment process, what you have done is unleashed the partisan forces of hell.” Trump tweeted later on a clip of himself at the white house featured in a mock magazine showing that he will be staying in office beyond the next two terms permitted under the constitution. Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said Trump had been “totally vindicated” and confident that his supporters will keep supporting him during this time.