The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Trump on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress. The vote on the abuse of power allegation was 48-52 essentially along party lines. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was the only Republican to join Democrats in voting guilty. The House-approved impeachment articles accused Trump of improperly withholding security aid to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democrats. The White House called the result of the impeachment trial a “full vindication,” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Democrats’ case came “nowhere near justifying the first presidential removal in history.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the trial a “sham” and said Republicans “placed a giant asterisk” next to Trump’s acquittal by refusing to call witnesses.

Source: THE WASHINGTON POST