Bethea's Byte
Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment I6KIB
Welcome to Bethea's Byte. If you are a member, please sign in and participate. If you are not a member, please sign up and join the conversation. We'd love to hear from you.
Bethea's Byte
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
WELCOME TO BETHEA'S BYTE
Welcome guests and members to the home for News, Opinions, Debates and Your Voice... Bethea's Byte. fTKOo.png To all guests of this site, please feel free to look things over, but you are encouraged to register and take part in discussing all news reports posted here. fT9Mu.png You are also encouraged, as a member to post your own news stories. We would love to have discussions on your news reports as well. fTKOo.png You are further encouraged to debate these stories as well, especially in the political areas. fT9Mu.png All I ask is that no matter what side you're on, keep the debates civil. fTKOo.png If you are joining us from another forum, we ask you to affiliate with us. We are more than happy to check you out, join your site and participate with you as well. fT9Mu.png Once again, you are welcome here at Bethea's Byte. Join in the conversation. Spark a discussion. Have a passionate debate. Most importanly, Let your voice be heard! fTKOo.png BYTE THIS!
Log in

I forgot my password

Notifications
    Who is online?
    In total there are 5 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 5 Guests

    None

    [ View the whole list ]


    Most users ever online was 156 on Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
    Statistics
    We have 27 registered users
    The newest registered user is Qwerty

    Our users have posted a total of 3825 messages in 1600 subjects
    Top posting users this week
    Top posting users this month

    December 2020
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    2728293031  

    Calendar Calendar

    Latest topics
    » What are your plans for the day.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Yesterday at 10:22 pm by Naiwen

    » Kim Jong-Un Is Reportedly Displaying 'Excessive Anger' Over the Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Ordering the Execution of Two People
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:43 pm by Kyng

    » AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine After Admitting Mistake
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:31 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Has Set a Hidden Trap For Biden. It Could Do Great Damage.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:10 am by The Last Outlaw

    » A Trump 2024 Run Is a Terrible Idea—For Him And For The GOP
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:53 pm by Kyng

    » Armenians Return to Nagorno-Karabakh After Cease-Fire
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:46 pm by Kyng

    » Georgia and Michigan Deliver Blows to Trump’s Efforts to Undo the Election
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:14 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » US Announces Further Drawdown of Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq Before Biden Takes Office
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:53 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Why Moderna's COVID Vaccine Has a 'Huge Advantage' Over Pfizer's
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:19 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » U.S. Passes 11 Million Coronavirus Cases as Washington State Orders New Restrictions
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:27 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Loses String of Election Results Lawsuits
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:43 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Alex Trebek, Quintessential Quizmaster as ‘Jeopardy!’ Host For Three Decades, Dies at 80
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:56 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » MTV and Nick Cannon Inch Closer to ‘Wild ‘N Out’ Revival
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:13 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump May Accept Results But Never Concede, Aides Say
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:16 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Progressives’ Wish List for Biden Starts With Warren and Sanders
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:03 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Fauci Optimistic About COVID-19 Vaccine, Says High-Risk Could Get it in December
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:33 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Joe Biden Is Right: It Is Time To Move On
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:29 am by The Last Outlaw

    » World Leaders Welcome Biden Win, Seek Reset in U.S. Ties
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:49 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » George Stephanopoulos Says He Has Only Slept for 14 Hours Since Election Day
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:37 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Biden Wins White House, Vowing New Direction For Divided US
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:13 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Polls Show Biden gaining ground in Texas, Georgia
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:52 am by Kyng

    » America's New Power Couple: Joe and Mitch
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:41 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Hits Election Integrity With Unsupported Complaints
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:26 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Judge Rejects Moving Trial of Ex-Officers in Floyd’s Death
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:09 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Bernie Sanders’s Election-Night Predictions Were Eerily Correct: ‘He Called It WORD For WORD’
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:51 am by The Last Outlaw

    » NO WINNER YET. Key Battleground States Have Votes Yet To Be Counted.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:05 pm by Kyng

    » Jeannie Mai Hospitalized, Forced to Leave 'Dancing With the Stars'
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:44 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » John Oliver Reminds Voters of All Trump's 'Massive F--- Ups' In Handling The Coronavirus
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:12 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Seven Big Things Biden Got Right
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:03 am by The Last Outlaw

    » How Are Americans Catching the Virus? Increasingly, ‘They Have No Idea’
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:38 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » What happens to Fox News if Trump loses? Rupert Murdoch is prepared.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:47 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Drags Down GOP Senators, Giving Democrats More Paths to the Majority
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:19 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » The Verdict Is In: Joe Biden Won The Final Presidential Debate
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:51 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are engaged!
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:57 pm by Kyng

    » Boyfriend Said N.C. Mom Died After Slipping in Bathtub — But 3 Months Later, He's Charged with Murder
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:22 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Lesley Stahl Gets Security Protection After Death Threat Over Trump ‘60 Minutes’ Interview
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:49 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Fauci Says The U.S.'s Record-High COVID-19 Cases Put It In a Precarious Position
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:30 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Donald Trump Questions Barack Obama Being 'Handsome' and a 'Good Speaker' at PA Rally
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:40 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump vs. The Ten Commandments
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:53 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Cuts a ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Short, And Then Taunts Lesley Stahl on Twitter.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:30 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Donald Trump Just Lost His Go-To Debate Move
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:32 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » How Next-Door Neighbors With Opposing Political Views Stayed Friends
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:19 am by Kyng

    » Biden Campaign Removing Retired General From Ad After He Objects
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:38 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Democrats Hatch Plans to Counter Trump's Attempts to Cast Doubt On Election Results
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:44 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Was Unsure of Victory Until Recently, He Tells Staff
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:48 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Scott Peterson’s Murder Convictions to Be Re-Examined, Court Orders
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:03 pm by Kyng

    » Guthrie Asks Trump Why He'd Tweet "a Lie" About Biden
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:52 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » 'I Have Failed' - Kim Jong Un Shows Tearful Side in Confronting North Korea's Hardships
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:53 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Joe Biden Given 8.5-Point Lead From Pollsters That Predicted Donald Trump's 2016 Win
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:52 am by The Last Outlaw

    » ‘Hatred is Taught’: Pennsylvania’s Second Lady Films a Woman’s Racist Attack at the Grocery Store
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:32 am by The Last Outlaw

    » New Poll Shows Biden Beating Trump By Double-Digit Margin
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:58 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Daughter Dies Inside Hot Car After Cheap Dad Refused to Smash Window, Cops Say
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:21 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Delivers Dark and Divisive Speech in First Major Appearance Since COVID Diagnosis
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:15 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Lindsey Graham in Debate Forum: Black People Can Go Anywhere in South Carolina If They're 'Not Liberal'
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:32 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump, Lagging in Polls, Pressures Justice Dept. To Target Democrats and Criticizes Barr
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:10 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trailing in the Polls and Time Running Out, Trump Looks for One More Comeback
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:49 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Donald Trump is Losing By 16 in a New CNN Poll. And That's Not The Worst News.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:08 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Fauci Warned That Trump's Coronavirus Recovery Could Soon Go Into 'Reversal'
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:22 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Alec Baldwin Defends Playing Donald Trump in 'Saturday Night Live' Season Premiere After Backlash
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:50 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Man Killed By Police Was Intervening In Dispute, Family Says
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:49 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » ‘Don’t Be Afraid of COVID,’ Trump Says, Undermining Public Health Messages
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:24 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Six Reasons Not to Panic About the Election
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:11 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » The Most Memorable Songs From '80s Movies
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:30 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Says He's Leaving Walter Reed Monday Evening
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:21 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Says She's Tested Positive For Coronavirus
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:09 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Battleground Tracker: Trump and Biden Even in Ohio, As Biden Leads in PA
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:55 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Biden Surges to 14-Point Lead Over Trump After Caustic First Debate, Poll Finds
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:19 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » UK's Johnson Raises Concerns With Turkey's Erdogan Over East Med Tensions
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:48 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Debate-Watchers Say Biden Won First Debate - CBS News poll
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:44 am by The Last Outlaw

    » The 10 Biggest Whoppers You Can Expect To Hear At The First Debate
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:56 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Donald Trump and Joe Biden Prepare For a Debate That Could Turn Personal
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:09 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Tries New Line of Defense Amid Tax Scandal
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:03 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Shirley Bannister, Mother of South Carolina Teacher Who Died of COVID-19, Dies From It Weeks Later
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:31 am by Kyng

    » 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:26 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:41 am by The Last Outlaw

    » UK could override parts of Brexit deal
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:31 am by Kyng

    » An Edition of Free Byte Dedicated to the Losers and Suckers of the United States of America... Myself Included.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:49 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Brandy vs. Monica: Battle of the R&B Titans -- A Record Breaker (Two Articles)
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:55 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Family, Police Offer Starkly Different Views of Jacob Blake in Wake of Shooting
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:15 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Visit Divides Kenosha Officials As City Braces for Fresh Unrest
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:22 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump's 'Plane Loaded With Thugs' Rumor Matches Months-Old Conspiracy Theory
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Defends Kenosha Suspect As Acting in Self-Defense
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:45 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Biden Confronts Trump on Safety, Saying the President ‘Can’t Stop the Violence’
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:33 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Trump Accuses Biden of Blaming Police For Violence Instead of 'Anarchists, Agitators, and Looters'
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:54 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Second Stimulus Check Update: Everything We Know About Payments, Timing and Negotiations
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:46 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » New Trump Pandemic Adviser Pushes Controversial ‘Herd Immunity’ Strategy, Worrying Public Health Officials
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:52 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Portland Protests: Oregon Governor Releases Plan to Curb Violence After Shooting Death
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:18 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Derek Chauvin: Former Officer in George Floyd Killing Asks Judge to Dismiss Charges
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:28 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » What was the last movie you saw?
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:56 am by Kyng

    » 2020 Republican National Convention
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Clock-10Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:08 pm by The Last Outlaw

    CBOX
    Affiliate With Bethea’s Byte


    Bethea's Byte

    Anti-Spam Bots!

    Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!






    The Coffee House


    Planet Nexus


    mindsConnected


    IconSkouliki


    Atrium


    Atrium

    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment

    View previous topic View next topic Go down

    The Last Outlaw
    The Last Outlaw
    Head Administrator
    Head Administrator
    Male Posts : 1596
    Age : 44
    Join date : 2018-05-25
    Location : Salem, Oregon, USA
    Status :
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment 1229
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment 2101

    http://betheasbyte.forumotion.com/forum

    PostThe Last Outlaw on Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:38 pm

    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment I5Bn3

    From The Associated Press

    Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick of The Associated Press wrote:WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House.

    A majority of senators expressed unease with Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine that resulted in the two articles of impeachment. But the final tallies — 52-48 favoring acquittal of abuse of power, 53-47 of obstruction of Congress' investigation — fell far short. Two-thirds “guilty” votes would have been needed to reach the Constitution's bar of high crimes and misdemeanors to convict and remove Trump from office.

    The outcome Wednesday followed months of remarkable impeachment proceedings, from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House to Mitch McConnell's Senate, reflecting the nation's unrelenting partisan divide three years into the Trump presidency.

    What started as Trump's request for Ukraine to “do us a favor” spun into a far-reaching, 28,000-page report compiled by House investigators accusing an American president of engaging in shadow diplomacy that threatened U.S. foreign relations for personal, political gain as he pressured the ally to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden ahead of the next election.

    No president has ever been removed by the Senate.

    A politically emboldened Trump has eagerly predicted vindication, deploying the verdict as a political anthem in his reelection bid. The president claims he did nothing wrong, decrying the “witch hunt” and “hoax” as extensions of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian 2016 campaign interference by those out to get him from the start of his presidency.

    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment BBZBV0y

    The Wednesday afternoon vote was swift. With Chief Justice John Roberts presiding over the trial, senators sworn to do “impartial justice” stood at their desks for the roll call and stated their votes — “guilty” or “not guilty.”

    On the first article of impeachment, Trump was charged with abuse of power. He was found not guilty. The second, obstruction of Congress, also produced a not guilty verdict.

    Only one Republican, Mitt Romney of Utah, the party's defeated 2012 presidential nominee, broke with the GOP.

    Romney choked up as said drew on his faith and “oath before God” to announce he would vote guilty on the first charge, abuse of power. He would vote to acquit on the second.

    Both Bill Clinton in 1999 and Andrew Johnson in 1868 drew cross-party support when they were left in office after an impeachment trial. President Richard Nixon resigned rather than face revolt from his own party.

    Ahead of voting, some of the most closely watched senators took to the Senate floor to tell their constituents, and the nation, what they had decided. The Senate chaplain opened the trial with daily prayers for the senators, including one Wednesday seeking “integrity.”

    Influential GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who is retiring, worried that a guilty verdict would “pour gasoline on the fire" of the nation's culture wars over Trump. He said the House proved its case but it just didn't rise to the level of impeachment.

    “It would rip the country apart,” Alexander said before his vote.

    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment BBZGxJY

    Other Republicans siding with Trump said it was time to end what McConnell called the “circus” and move on. Trump ally GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was a “sham” designed to destroy a presidency.

    Most Democrats, though, echoed the House managers' warnings that Trump, if left unchecked, would continue to abuse the power of his office for personal political gain and try to “cheat” again ahead of the the 2020 election.

    During the nearly three-week trial, House Democrats prosecuting the case argued that Trump abused power like no other president in history when he pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, ahead of the 2020 election.

    They detailed an extraordinary shadow diplomacy run by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani that set off alarms at the highest levels of government. After Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine, Trump temporarily halted U.S. aid to the struggling ally battling hostile Russia at its border. The money was eventually released in September as Congress intervened.

    When the House probed Trump's actions, the president instructed White House aides to defy congressional subpoenas, leading to the obstruction charge.

    One key Democrat, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones — perhaps the most endangered politically for reelection in a state where Trump is popular — announced he would vote to convict. “Senators are elected to make tough choices," Jones said

    Questions from the Ukraine matter continue to swirl. House Democrats may yet summon former national security adviser John Bolton to testify about revelations from his forthcoming book that offer a fresh account of Trump's actions. Other eyewitnesses and documents are almost sure to surface.

    In closing arguments for the trial the lead prosecutor, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., appealed to senators' sense of decency, that “right matters” and “truth matters” and that Trump "is not who you are.''

    “The president’s basic lack of character, his willingness to cheat in the election - he's not going to stop," Schiff told The Associated Press on Wednesday, predicting more revelations would become public. “It’s not going to change, which means that we are going to have to remain eternally vigilant.”

    Pelosi was initially reluctant to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump when she took control of the House after the 2018 election, dismissively telling more liberal voices that "he's not worth it.''

    Trump and his GOP allies in Congress argue that Democrats have been trying to undercut him from the start.

    But a whistleblower complaint of his conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy set off alarms. The call had been placed the day after Mueller announced the findings of his Russia probe.

    When Trump told Pelosi in September that the call was perfect, she was stunned. "Perfectly wrong,” she said. Days later, the speaker announced the formal impeachment inquiry.

    The result was the quickest, most partisan impeachment in U.S. history, with no Republicans joining the House Democrats to vote for the charges, though one GOP congressman left the party and voted for impeachment and two Democrats joined Republicans to oppose. The Republican Senate kept up the pace with the fastest trial ever, and the first with no witnesses or deliberations.

    Trump's legal team with star attorney Alan Dershowitz made the sweeping, if stunning, assertion that even if the president engaged in the quid pro quo as described, it is not impeachable, because politicians often view their own political interest with the national interest.

    McConnell, who commands a 53-47 Republican majority, braced for dissent, refusing efforts to prolong the trial with more witnesses, arguing the House should have done a better job.

    Some GOP senators distanced themselves from Trump's defense, and other Republicans brushed back calls from conservatives to disclose the name of the anonymous whistleblower. The Associated Press typically does not reveal the identity of whistleblowers.

    Trump's approval rating, which has generally languished in the mid- to low-40s, hit a new high of 49% in the latest Gallup polling, which was conducted as the Senate trial was drawing to a close. The poll found that 51% of the public views the Republican Party favorably, the first time the GOP's number has exceeded 50% since 2005.

    I'm not the type of guy to say I told you so, but I told you so. I knew that Donald Trump would get acquitted. Just as sure as Mitch McConnell vowed he'd be impartial, Trump was going to be acquitted. Now we wait until November for the PEOPLE'S opportunity to vote to either re-elect Trump or vote in someone new.

    Until then, we wait.

    Just Saying.
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment I6goy

    _________________
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment FBCTRNot Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment D5SsG
    Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Nexads420

    View previous topic View next topic Back to top

    Create an account or log in to leave a reply

    You need to be a member in order to leave a reply.

    Create an account

    Join our community by creating a new account. It's easy!


    Create a new account

    Log in

    Already have an account? No problem, log in here.


    Log in

     
    Permissions in this forum:
    You cannot reply to topics in this forum