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Trump acquitted of inciting Capitol attack in second impeachment trial

The US senate has acquitted former president Donald Trump of inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The vote gave Mr Trump a historic second acquittal in an impeachment trial. House Democrats, who voted a month ago to charge Mr Trump with “incitement of insurrection”, needed two thirds of the senate, or 67 votes, to convict him.

The vote was 57-43, short of the two-thirds needed for conviction. Seven Republicans broke party ranks to find Mr Trump guilty.

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