Updated: February 28, 2021
The United States Senate acquitted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his dealings with Ukraine.
The acquittal on both articles of impeachment – Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – came after weeks of bitter partisan clashes that he had tried to rig the 2020 election by pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
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All Republican senators voted to acquit Trump except Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who was the only one to cross the party line by voting to convict Trump for abuse of power.
Republicans hold a 53-47 majority and Democrats needed at least 67 senators to convict Trump and remove him from office.
President Trump became only the third President in the United States to face a Senate impeachment trial.
Former Presidents Andrew Johnson faced his in 1868 while Bill Clinton went through a Senate trial in 1999. Both were acquitted as well.