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Donald Trump Acquitted On Both Counts, Trump's Approval Rate Rises

(Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Coming as little surprise to anyone, President Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate on both counts. Article One was Abuse of Power, and Article Two was Obstruction of Congress.

According to political commentator David Pakman, Article One's final vote was 52 Not Guilty and 48 Guilty. The only Republican who voted guilty on this charge was Mitt Romney, 2012 presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts. Article Two's was a straight party vote with all 53 Republicans voting Not Guilty and 45 Democrats and 2 Independents voting Guilty.

"We knew this going in," said Pakman when he reported the outcome yesterday. "A bogus trial. No witnesses. Imagine a trial in which you complain that you don't have firsthand witnesses, which Republicans did many times, despite having them."

Unfortunately, a recent Gallup poll shows Donald Trump's popularity has now increased to 49%. And this number came out before his acquittal. Only time will tell if it keeps going up or drops back down now that this is over.

So, what do you think #Gayes? Is David right? Was this a bogus trial from the start? Was there ever a chance things could have gone differently?


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