US Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

AFP

US President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his Senate trial on both of the articles of impeachment.

The Senate voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress.

Trump has become the third American president to be impeached by the House of Representatives but acquitted in a Senate trial.

Pressing on with his re-election effort, he is expected to roll out "vindication speech" at the White House on Thursday.

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