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GOP Senators Spare Trump from Impeachment Conviction but Warn Criminal Charges Still Possible

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2021
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US Congress, criminal charges, Donald Trump

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump ended in an acquittal Saturday. In the end, seven Republicans voted to convict, but that didn't meet the two-thirds majority needed to bar Trump from ever again seeking federal office.

While the impeachment trial might be over, even Republicans who voted not to convict warn the former president could still face criminal charges for his role in the January 6th attack.

"He did not do his job," said Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) immediately after the final vote....

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