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Trump Acquitted by Senate in Second Impeachment Trial (2)

Feb. 13, 2021, 9:38 PM

Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate Saturday on the charge of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol after an unprecedented second impeachment trial that exposed a Republican Party deeply divided over Trump’s conduct and uneasy with his continued role in public life.

The vote was 57-43, falling short of the two-thirds majority required for a conviction but significantly with seven Republicans joining with Democrats and independents in finding Trump guilty on the single impeachment count.

Former President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One to leave the White House on Jan. 20, 2021. Trump was acquited for the second time on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It was the most Senate support to convict a president since Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial in 1868. Although the ...