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Donald Trump Acquitted from Impeachment

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At the trial of the impeachment of the President of the United States (US), Donald Trump at the Senate level had met the final round. The Senate chose to acquit Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 48 Senators declared Donald Trump guilty of abuse of power, while 52 other Senators chose to acquit him. This
conclusion cameafter holding the trial for almost a week, until the Senate rejected Democrats' requests to present new witnesses at the trial.

Before Donald Trump, American history recorded, there were two American Presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton who had been impeached. The third US president involved in the impeachment investigation, Richard Nixon, resigned before his impeachment which was almost certain to occur, for trying to hide his role in the theft of Democratic campaign material.


An interesting aspect to look at is the level of popularity of Donald Trump and his cabinet amid the impeachment process. The ranking of public acceptance of President Donald Trump was reported to have reached the highest level amidst the impeachment process against him. Based on a survey conducted by Quinnic University, Trump received 43 percent ranking of public acceptance, the highest during his tenure at the White House. The university reported that the acquisition of high public revenue was due to the strengthening of the US economy in recent times. According to 73 percent of respondents, the US economy is currently in good condition. Although personally, Donald Trump always causes controversy not only in America, but also abroad, it turns out that the
impeachment outcome did not depend onpersonality performance. Tale for example, American history recorded that the US Congress submitted articles about impeachment against US President Lyndon Johnson, a successor to Abraham Lincoln, after Johnson removed US War Minister, Edwin Stanton. Johnson was said to have been a pro-Union figure but did not fully support the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era. Johnson often opposed the US Congress when lawmakers turned aid to displaced black Americans. Johnson was impeached on February 24, 1868, but was acquitted at a US Senate hearing. He could remain in office with one Senate vote. Just because a president is not liked, this does not mean impeachment will positively occur.

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