The US Senate acquits Trump of the two charges against him and turns the page of the isolation case
Trump is the third US president to be tried in the Senate in an isolation case, knowing that no president has been said in such a measure in the history of the United States. ”
In the hundred-member Senate, 52 of the 53 Republicans voted to exonerate the US president from the charge of abusing power, While 53 Republicans voted on his acquittal of the charge of obstructing the work of Congress, the two charges brought against him by the House of Representatives on December 18 last. "
The United States constitution requires a two-thirds majority to condemn the president in the Senate as part of a trial to remove him from office.
"Two-thirds of the senators present did not consider Trump guilty," said Supreme Court Justice Judge John Roberts, who presided over the trial.
A lone Republican, Senator Mitt Romney, disagreed with his party's consensus, by voting alongside Democrats in favor of Trump's conviction for abusing power.
"The president is guilty of a terrible misuse of public trust," Romney, the 2012 presidential candidate, said in a speech to the Senate, knowing that he had cleared him of the charge of obstructing Congress.
The Democrats had demanded the removal of the forty-fifth president of the United States because he tried to compel Ukraine to investigate his potential opponent in the presidential election, Joe Biden, especially by freezing important military aid to this country in war.
Also, they accused him of obstructing the work of Congress in the investigation of this case through lack of cooperation and to prevent those close to him to testify as withholding documents from the commission of inquiry. "
The Trump described repeatedly investigation conducted by the Democrats in the House of Representatives to impeach him as a " deception "and" persecution campaign "target" .
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Gresham said that Trump had received a "complete acquittal" of the exclusion case ./ End 2[/rtl]