Trump acquitted of ‘sham, partisan’ impeachment


As expected, US President Donald Trump has been acquitted on two articles of impeachment by the Republican-controlled Senate, with White House officials claiming he has now been fully vindicated and exonerated of any guilt.

Voting decidedly on party lines, every Democratic senator including independent senator and presidential candidate from Vermont, Bernie Sanders voted to convict Trump on both articles.

But Republican senators showed equal consistency in pronouncing their ‘not guilty’ votes apart from Mitt Romney from Utah who voted alongside his political opponents on the first article that charged Trump with abusing his presidency by soliciting Ukraine to interfere in the upcoming general election in November.

This comes as yesterday Trump delivered his third State of the Union address which was a strange yet unrestrained combination of manic reality show eccentricities and campaigning to get himself re-elected.

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