Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial

  • Senate fails to achieve two-thirds majority needed to convict
  • Trump thanks supporters and complaints about ‘witch-hunt’

Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial for his role in the 6 January attack on the US Capitol – a verdict that underscores the sway America’s 45th president still holds over the Republican party even after leaving office.

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