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February 21, 2021

US Senate acquits Trump for second time

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The US Senate acquitted former Pres. Donald Trump last February 14 of the charge incitement of insurrection which resulted in a riot at the US Capitol on January 6. Voting 57-43 in favor of the conviction, the Senate failed to convict Trump because the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority (67 votes). The Senate first acquitted Trump of other charges in January 2020.

In response, the US Congress announced its plan to form a commission to investigate pro-Trump groups and their Republican supporters who participated in the riot. Initial reports indicate that one out of five rioters are veterans or active members of the US military.

AB (2021-02-21): US Senate acquits Trump for second time