14 Feb 2021

Donald Trump acquitted by US Senate for a second time

Washington Correspondent

Donald Trump has been acquitted by the US Senate for a second time in just over a year. This time on charges of inciting the storming of Capitol Hill on January 6th in an attempt to overturn the result of the election that he had lost.

Only seven Republican Senators broke ranks to vote with the Democrats, not nearly enough to get him convicted. Others gave rousing speeches but failed to vote with their rhetoric.

Trump declared victory even before the verdict was announced. But his legal problems are far from over.