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Trump nears likely acquittal as U.S. Senate to cast impeachment vote

Source : 112 Ukraine

While the vote will be historic, there is little doubt of the outcome as none of the Senate’s 53 Republicans have said they will vote to convict him
19:00, 5 February 2020

Vanity Fair

Four months after Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, the Senate is poised on February 5 to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. This was reported by Reuters.

Trump, a Republican and only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House and tried by the Senate, faces a 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) vote that will determine whether he can complete his term as president or must immediately turn over his office to Vice President Mike Pence.

While the vote will be historic, there is little doubt of the outcome as none of the Senate’s 53 Republicans have said they will vote to convict him.

It would take 67 of the 100 senators to oust the 45th president from office - an action that has never been taken by the Senate.

Related: Who to challenge Trump in 2020 US presidential election?

Earlier, the US Senate voted against the Democratic Party’s demand to summon witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment case.

As we reported earlier, House Democrats unveiled new evidence that they plan to send to the Senate as part of their case to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office.

Related: White House blocks publication of letters on Trump's decision to delay assistance to Ukraine

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