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President Donald Trump acquitted by Senate on two articles of impeachment


This news story was published on February 6, 2020.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on two articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives.

President Trump faced two articles of impeachment: (1) abuse of power by soliciting the interference of Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and (2) obstruction of Congress by directing defiance of certain subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives. The Senate adjudged that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the first Article of Impeachment by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 – 52. The Senate adjudged that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second Article of Impeachment by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 – 53.

Both Iowa Senators, Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley, voted to acquit. Only Mitt Romney of Utah broke party ranks and voted to convict Present Trump, on the first Article of Impeachment.  His statement is below:

Grassley criticized the House’s departure from longstanding congressional oversight procedures to accelerate impeachment. He reiterated the importance of protecting whistleblowers and judiciously examining whistleblower complaints – points he made early on in the impeachment process. And though he acknowledged the president’s duty to root out corruption, he noted that the president should have taken more care to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, especially given his congressional opponents’ long-stated desire to remove him from office. Grassley emphasized that, with the presidential election already underway, removing the president from office would deprive voters of the right to decide.

President Trump reveled in his acquittal and pummeled Mitt Romney for his vote to convict, tweeting, “Had failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election. Read the Transcripts!

“I will be making a public statement (Thursday) at 12:00pm from the White House
to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!”

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22 Responses to President Donald Trump acquitted by Senate on two articles of impeachment

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    Reality Check Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2020 at 12:40 am

    The impeachment was an attack on our Republic.

    CAN WE SAVE OUR REPUBLIC?

    I have to say I am a political guy. Because of that I belong to the Cynic Party, though I do start each day with a feeling of hope. Now then, with the advent of Donald Trump arriving on the scene some of my cynicism has turned to hope. Mr. Trump is not a Democrat but nor is he a Republican in the true sense. Both of the “main” stream political parties are really Globalists and push the goals of the “New World Order” and Agenda 21. All the hoopla, hate, and constant character assassination surrounding Donald Trump are strictly because he has set their goals back. Now it is up to the rest of us to join the fight to save our REPUBLIC. We are under attack and at this point it’s a coin toss whether we save it or go down the road to Communism and Fascism. I am deeply concerned

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2020 at 8:18 am

    ACQUITTED DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE INNOCENT!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2020 at 9:23 am

      Impeached does not mean you are guilty

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      Justin Case Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      I printed out your comments, then I tore them up like Lip Licker Nancy Pelosi. Guess what, nothing happened!

      President Trump was acquitted and Lip Licker Nancy is still an idiot.

      TRUMP 2020!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2020 at 12:52 am

    Fake Acquittal! What a bunch of cowards. They just released evil.

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    mint Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2020 at 12:46 am

    actors deceiving the masses – all theater, governing the mental, Jesus told us to be in the world not “of/part of ” the world – 2020 and the herd still can’t see all of this is fake, these people are placed/selected – they all have one agenda “Georgia Guidestones”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Impeached for Life!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2020 at 1:27 am

    not a matter of guilt or innocent, its a matter of majority. if there was a 50/50 split of dem’s and rep’s it might have come out a lot different. so don’t go hollering victory, it was no victory, just a matter of math. voters will show that in nov, math will be different then

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2020 at 11:25 am

      I would confidently wager that you have never once made a correct prediction with regard to Donald Trump’s short, but meteoric political career.

      Do you think you will ever learn?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2020 at 1:04 am

    just like the courts all over, the guilty get off

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 7, 2020 at 1:24 am

      Last I knew,the burden of proof is on the accuser. The Democrats failed to prove shit. The investigations should, according to the way other congressional investigations have run, have been dropped when the the Steele documents were PROVEN FALSE.
      Had it been a Democrat in the hot seat, this would have(has) happened.
      No proof, can’t convict.

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    Bozo Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    The plan is to sling sh!t all over Mr Trump while they unite behind Bernie for president. And his vice president will be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka Queen of the Bronx. Bernie get’s in and the ticker goes. Woman President! A devious plan indeed. Time to play the Trump card. HaHaHa

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Face it Democrats,a mere businessman has accomplished more than most politicians have been able to do.He uses common sense and logic in place of politics and it works even when negotiating with other countries and making agreements. I will support that man as long as he wants to run for office . He is the greatest..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I have never in my all my years seen so Much Hatred for a President who is keeping his Campaign Promises to the People who elected him,, I walked away from the DEM Party but am glad to carry the name Deplorable instead of carrying HATRED for my President and Country Like todays DEMS,,, Hell JFK has probably kicked all the dirt off his grave with the way todays DEMS have selected the pathway to what he fought against, SOCIALISM

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    The sham impeachment attempt concocted by Democrats ended in the full vindication and exoneration of President Donald J. Trump. As we have said all along, he is not guilty. The Senate voted to reject the baseless articles of impeachment, and only the President’s political opponents – all Democrats, and one failed Republican presidential candidate – voted for the manufactured impeachment articles.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    In what has now become a consistent tradition for Democrats, this was yet another witch-hunt that deprived the President of his due process rights and was based on a series of lies. Rep. Adam Schiff lied to Congress and the American people with a totally made up statement about the President’s phone call. Will there be no retribution? Speaker Nancy Pelosi also lied to the American people about the need to swiftly pass impeachment articles they dreamt up, only to sit on them for a month before sending over to the Senate. In the Senate, the Democrats continued to make their political motivations clear – Rep. Schiff proclaimed the issues “cannot be decided at the ballot box” – proving once again they think they know better than the voters of this country. This entire effort by the Democrats was aimed at overturning the results of the 2016 election and interfering with the 2020 election. .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Throughout this wholly corrupt process, President Trump successfully advanced the interests of the United States and remained focused on the issues that matter to Americans. He spent his time achieving real victories for the people of this country, and the Democrats – once again – have nothing to show for their fraudulent schemes. .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    And then President Trump gave the best State of the Union speech pretty much ever, spending much of it listing real achievements that help real Americans while Nancy Pelosi fumed behind him, offering a running commentary to her invisible friend. Trump played the Dems like Pete Townsend plays the guitar. Among the things Trump got them not to applaud for were: Record low unemployment, Record high stocks, Fair trade, Minority children not being stuck in failing government schools, People fighting cancer, Law enforcement, Our military, Killing terrorists, Not killing babies, America and God. Oh, and Trump hit his highest popularity in the polls ever, beating Obama at this point in The One’s reign.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Not a big surprise here. The three ring circus is filled with an assortment of bungling bureaucrats. Not to mention all the deranged clowns clamoring for attention. Politics is bought and paid for. What’s next. Bernie being shot out of a cannon.