Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial

  
Via:  citizen-kane-473667  •  2 months ago  •  37 comments

Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial
President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US.

The division started long before this...


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The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and by 53-47 on obstruction of Congress.

Democrats charged Mr Trump in December with pressuring Ukraine to smear a potential White House rival.

In November, Mr Trump will be the first impeached president to go for election.

In its historic vote on Wednesday, the Senate decided not to remove Mr Trump from office on charges arising from his dealings with Ukraine.

The Democratic-led House of Representatives approved the articles of impeachment on 18 December.

Mr Trump, who is seeking a second four-year term in the 3 November election, always denied wrongdoing.

His re-election campaign said in a statement: "President Trump has been totally vindicated and it's now time to get back to the business of the American people.

"The do-nothing Democrats know they can't beat him, so they had to impeach him."

It said "this terrible ordeal" and "nonsense" was merely a Democratic campaign tactic.

The statement added: "This impeachment hoax will go down as the worst miscalculation in American political history."

Mr Trump - whose personal approval rating with American voters hit a personal best of 49% this week, according to Gallup - tweeted that he would speak on Thursday about the case.

Mitt Romney of Utah was the only Republican senator to vote to cross the aisle and convict Mr Trump, on the first charge of abuse of power.

Mr Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said earlier on the Senate floor that the president was "guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust".

Despite Democratic hopes, two other moderate Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, did not join Mr Romney in voting to convict the president.

Some Republican senators criticised Mr Trump's behaviour in recent days, but said it did not rise to the level of impeachment.


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Citizen Kane-473667
1  seeder  Citizen Kane-473667    2 months ago

We knew it was going to happen.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Citizen Kane-473667 @1    2 months ago

Yes we did.  The progressive left inquisition against our President and his supporters is now over.  

 
 
 
Citizen Kane-473667
1.1.1  seeder  Citizen Kane-473667  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1    2 months ago
The progressive left inquisition against our President and his supporters is now over

They lost a major battle but I hardly see any signs of them surrendering the war...

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1    2 months ago
The progressive left inquisition against our President and his supporters is now over.

Only for now.   They're already gearing up for the next round.  The previous Russia, Russia, Russia, Collusion, Collusion, Collusion, Mueller, Mueller, Mueller, blew up in their collective faces.  Now the star chamber clown car keystone kop Impeachment blew up in their face, so they'll conjure up something new to try.

The major benefit of them doing so simply shows the American people the vitriolic hatred of the man that is doing everything he can to make their lives better and the utter desperation and disdain for civility that the Democrats continue to display.  It only goes to raising the approval Trump enjoys with the American people.

 
 
 
squiggy
1.2  squiggy  replied to  Citizen Kane-473667 @1    2 months ago

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WallyW
1.3  WallyW  replied to  Citizen Kane-473667 @1    2 months ago

Ya have to wonder what the Dem turds will try next

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago

And let the Democrat and left freak out begin.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    2 months ago

You can rest assured that a mega heightened sense of denial probably is already setting in! I sincerely doubt they will give up.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1    2 months ago

You're right Ed - and, unfortunately, for the next 10 months, there are going to be tons and tons of stupid shit put in front of Trump and the Repubs and, actually, zero, da nada, zilch is going to get done - but crying, crying and more crying.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1    2 months ago

We all know the tantrum is only going to get worse.  And the best part is there osnt a damn thing they can do.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1.1    2 months ago

The D3mocrats were lame duck since November 2016.  Not a damn thing productive done.

It will continue until they are removed from office.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.4  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.3    2 months ago
House members have  passed  or agreed to  389 bills and 151 resolutions  since January, when Democrats took control. But McConnell has left many untouched in the GOP-led Senate, having  vowed  to block their progressive policies as the "grim reaper" to their bills on issues such as election security and background checks. https://www.politifact.com/article/2019/nov/14/what-congress-doing-besides-impeachment/
 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.5  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ender @2.1.4    2 months ago

So no reliable source.  Just third party nonsense.  Your better of just saying "I heard from a friend who knows a guy"

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.6  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.5    2 months ago

What the hell are you talking about. So you are going to flat out deny what the house has done?

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
2.1.7  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Ender @2.1.4    2 months ago
But McConnell has left many untouched

yes, we are ignoring the progressive agenda

5 more years.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2.1.8  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1.1    2 months ago

I personally think the president should send autographed Trumpy bears to Pelosi, Schiff, and all Democrat house members involved in the impeachment farce as thanks for helping to assure his reelection to a second term!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ender @2.1.6    2 months ago

I'm questioning your source.  Third party rumors wont work.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.10  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.9    2 months ago

 So yes, you are denying it.

Sorry butt it is something they won't tell you on fox news.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.11  XDm9mm  replied to  Ender @2.1.4    2 months ago

Let's just say balderdash.

First, House Resolutions need nothing from the Senate.  They're all feel good things the house passes then takes the printed pages to the john to wipe their ass with.

Now, as to the bills that have passed and are sitting on McConnell's desk.  From the first few I took a gander at from your own provided link, I'm happy to report, that they should be in the trash, forget just being held up.

For example there's this:

H.R.5671 - Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020

A great House passed bill worthy of immediate passage.  

BUT....

There's this little bit attached which is a poison pill and should be considered ENTIRELY SEPARATE from the bill attached to:

H.R.550 - No War Against Iran Act

Now, this is an issue that BOTH parties engage in.   Push a bill with great support and attach another bill that has little if any support to get it passed.

How about WE THE PEOPLE tell the scumbags, ALL of the scumbags in Congress to pass CLEAN bills strictly related to the issue and leave the other unrelated bullshit on the floor or circling the ceramic throne to die another day.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.12  Ender  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.11    2 months ago

The only thing that is 'balderdash' is the claim the house has done nothing. You actually prove the point. What they showed was a sampling.

ALL of the scumbags in Congress to pass CLEAN bills strictly related to the issue and leave the other unrelated bullshit on the floor or circling the ceramic throne to die another day.

On that I completely agree. It is either a poison pill or some kind of graft, which both sides seem to love.

I don't think they could pass a clean bill if their lives depended on it.

Edit: The senate could also look at a bill and take that part out and send it back to the house instead of tabling it.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.13  XDm9mm  replied to  Ender @2.1.12    2 months ago
Edit: The senate could also look at a bill and take that part out and send it back to the house instead of tabling it.

And we both know that would be nothing but playing ping-pong and accomplish nothing.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.14  Ender  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.13    2 months ago

True yet if it was something worth passing, might be worth it.

Personally I never understood the need for congress to be 'productive'.

It's not like we don't have enough laws on the books.

It seems like they are all adding to the problems instead of working on the ones that need attention.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.15  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ender @2.1.10    2 months ago

English isnt your primary language is it?

I said I question your source.  Post the actual reports instead of "I have a friend who knows a guy" garbage and then we'll talk.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.16  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.15    2 months ago

So you still have nothing but bullshit.

 
 
 
squiggy
3  squiggy    2 months ago

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Tacos!
4  Tacos!    2 months ago

Born in partisanship and that's how it died. I guess Congress is proud of itself now? These same geniuses will go out on the campaign trail trying to make something out of Trump's "low" approval ratings while ignoring how much lower theirs is. Zero self-awareness.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
4.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Tacos! @4    2 months ago

The country is fucked. Plain and simple. The Senate just voted that presidents can more or less do as they please. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5  Ed-NavDoc    2 months ago

The president acquitted. True justice was served on this date!

 
 
 
MUVA
6  MUVA    2 months ago

There is always the next time.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
6.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago

So what is the next hoax?

 
 
 
Citizen Kane-473667
6.2  seeder  Citizen Kane-473667  replied to  MUVA @6    2 months ago
There is always the next time.

If he is smart, which I think he is, he will now start pushing for things that the Democrats in Congress CAN'T say no to without exposing them for being the hypocrites they are. Lower drug prices, balanced budgets, bug tax cuts, etc.  In so doing though he will also have to cut spending. Watch them howl when those cuts come in their back yards!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
6.2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Citizen Kane-473667 @6.2    2 months ago

Especially when it hits their own favorite pork barrels!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7  Paula Bartholomew    2 months ago

The US deserves whatever they get after this.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
7.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7    2 months ago

yes we do. and we have the left to thank for trumps re-election

so, thanks for that :)

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
7.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7    2 months ago

Hehe, say goodbye to the America you knew. The Senate just voted that the President is essentially infallible. The last step is making sure that the pussy senators are beholden to the president, and really stack the courts with executive supporters, and then you will effectively neutralize the House on anything that matters. Game over.

Shit, if only I had 100 million dollars I could beat dip shit and do it myself. But alas, I was not born to be a failson.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
8  Thrawn 31    2 months ago

Ahhhhh lol, the Imperial Presidency is that much stronger. All it takes is one more Trump term, or someone who has any fucking idea what is happening, and we have ourselves a Russian style democracy. 

Good job fellow Americans, you all are fucking idiots. 

The GOP senators are betting that when the Emperor is crowned (and that is now inevitable) that he will be one of theirs. I really hope it is a democrat, because at least then the death of our nation would be hilariously ironic. 

 
 
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