The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has come to an end after he was acquitted of all charges made against him. Abuse of power and the obstruction of Congress were brought against him by an unknown whistleblower, who accussed him of malicious intent during a phone conversation with the Ukranian government.
According to this unidentified person, Trump asked Ukraine leaders to look into the lives of former United States Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
He claimed that Biden was the one who was actually abusing his power by pushing Ukraine to dismiss someone who was investigating Burisma Holdings, the company in which Hunter works closely with.
To add fuel to fire, Trump was also accussed of withholding $400 million in military aids that was supposed to go to Ukraine. The impeachment trial began in January and the world was waiting to see if Vice President Mike Pence would be required to step in as President of the United States.
But after countless testimonies, supporting documents, and the Mueller Report, President Trump was acquitted of all charges on February 5.
Despite still being impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, the verdict was in the Republican’s favour when the result came to a 52- 48 vote count. Even though Democrats have the majority in the house, the decision made by Republicans led Senate to keep Trump in office.
Donald Trump is now the third president to be impeached, following Andrew Jackson and Bill Clinton who were also not convicted. To date, no president has officially been removed from office.
Is this the last we will hear of the Ukranian investigation? Only time will tell.
While he’s in the clear for now, the Democratic Senate still believes that the President poses a threat to America.
According to BBC News, Trump’s reaction to the verdict was to redirect the attention back on the American people.
But you can see more of his reaction on Twitter.
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