US President Donald Trump acquitted at the Senate
On February 5, 2020, US President Donald Trump who had been impeached by the House of Representatives has been acquitted at the Senate trial. He now becomes the third President in the US history to be impeached by House of Representatives and acquitted by the Senate. The other two Presidents were Bill Clinton in 1999 and Andrew Johnson in 1868.
Mr Trump was accused of charges that he had sought help from Ukraine to bolster his 2020 re-election. The Supreme Court Judge who presided over the trial adjudged the case as two-thirds of the senators pronounced him not guilty.
US President Impeachment
The Constitution of United States authorizes the House of Representatives to remove a US President over a simple majority vote. At the house of Senate, the President is impeached through a trial presided over by the Chief Justice of Supreme Court that requires two-thirds majority.
The Impeachment Procedure of President of India is provided in the Article 61 of the Indian Constitution. In India the President shall be impeached for violating Constitution of India.
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