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Former US president Donald Trump acquitted on charges of inciting violence

14 February 2021 7:33 AM
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The vote was split with 57 lawmakers voting to convict and 43 voting to acquit.

Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted on a charge of 'incitement of insurrection' in relation to the 6 January riot at the United States Capitol.

The vote was split with 57 lawmakers voting to convict and 43 voting to acquit.

The vote outcome fell short of the two-thirds Democrats needed to convict Trump.

Commenting on the acquittal of his predecessor, President Joe Biden praised policemen for defending the Capitol on the 6 January.




14 February 2021 7:33 AM
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