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President Donald Trump Not Guilty Of Impeachment Charges

Updated on February 6, 2020

Donald Trump Cleared Of Impeachment Charges

President Donald Trump was found not guilty today, Wednesday, February 5 by the Senate of two articles of impeachment, according to CNN. The vote came on the same day Democrats were still counting votes from the Iowa Caucuses on Monday, February 3, according to Fox News.

Mitt Romney Lone Republican To Vote Guilty

Utah Senator Mitt Romney was the lone Republican to break ranks with his team and vote guilty for abusing power. His niece, who is chairperson of the Republican National Committee, didn't support him. She said, "It's not the first time I disagree with Mitt, and it won't be the last."

Shadow App Slows Vote Counting in Iowa?

A new app used by the caucus leaders to count votes in Iowa was the main reason for the delay, according to Fox News. Angry Bernie Sanders supporters claimed the Iowa vote counting may have been affected by the app,according to a guest on the Tucker Carlson Show.

The DNC stepped in to control the vote-counting at the last minute, according to Tucker Carlson of Fox.

"Evidently they don't believe anyone in Iowa can count," joked host Carlson

Bernie May Pass Buttigeg

MSNBC's Steve Kornacki reported late Wednesday that recent returns showed Bernie with a chance of catching former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigeg in the Hawkeye State. Kornacki reported with 97% of precincts now in the gap between the two had closed considerably.


Shadow App The Culprit?

The Shadow App is connected to people who formerly worked for the Hilary Clinton campaign and also former President Barack Obama, according to guests on Carlson's show. Carlson said he wasn't a conspiracy theorist, but it did seem coincidental the powerbrokers of the Democratic Party worked against Bernie in 2016 and may be doing so again in Iowa.

Nancy Pelosi Destroys Trump's Speech

This may be one of the most dramatic political weeks in American political history as Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress the day before the Senate voted to acquit him of both impeachment charges. Theoretically, he could've been kicked out of the White House the day after delivering his speech in which he award iconic newscaster Rush Limbaugh with the Medal of Freedom.

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tore her copy of Trump's speech in shreds as he completed his presentation.

Pelosi Versus Trump Fight Escalates

Tension hung in the air as Pelosi refused to introduce Trump in the traditional manner before his State of the Union presentation carried live on all the major networks including ABC, CBS and NBC in addition to the cable outlets CNN, Fox and MSNBC. Trump and Pelosi then failed to shake hands as he handed her a copy of his speech.

Throughout Trump's speech, Pelosi appeared to be leafing through her copy and tearing at several of the pages. She refused to stand and/or applaud for most of his remarks.

It was toward the end of the speech when she stood and completely ripped the pages in plain view of all the cameras.

KellyAnne Conway After Impeachment

Adam Schiff Warns American People

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said the American people must remain vigilant of Trump's conduct in the future, as he appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Schiff was one of the managers in charge of presenting the impeachment case against Trump first in the House and then in the Senate.

Schiff is rumored to be the successor to Diane Feinstein when she relinquishes her California Senate seat.

James Carville Advises Democrats

James Carville, wearing an LSU cap, appeared on MSNBC to give the Democratic Party free advice. He warned the candidates weren't talking about the right issues, saying, "We're talking about voting from jail cells" instead of discussing student loans or other more reasonable issues.

Cargal, who really made his name in the 1992 election when he helped Bill Clinton win his first presidential election, has remained on the sidelines for most of this election. He further said, "I'm 75, why am I doing this? Because I'm concerned."

How Does Iowa Affect Joe Biden?

While votes are still being counted in Iowa, it appears former frontrunner Joe Biden may have slipped to third or fourth in this state.What does this do to his chances?

Several commentators said he needed to do well in New Hampshire next week to right his ship, but one Democratic analyst said if Biden wins South Carolina, he'll be in the thick of things.

Sanders appears set to do well in New Hampshire as polls have consistently shown him either in the lead or close to it.

Donald Trump, Jr., Claims AOC Bullied Pelosi Into Impeachment

Appearing on the Sean Hannity Show on Fox, Donald Trump, Jr., theorized Pelosi's heart wasn't really in the impeachment process, saying she allowed AOC to bully her into it. He thought her actions during and after his dad's State of the Union speech, were as much a result of her frustration at being pushed into it by AOC (Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, as her anger at Trump.

The President predicted AOC would someday kick Chuck Schumer's_____ when she runs against him for the New York Senate seat held by Schumer.

Nancy Pelosi After The Acquittal

Presidential Race Continues to New Hampshire

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that as of now the impeachment has helped Trump in the polls and the Republican Party as well. He said he was surprised and disappointed at Romney's defection, but he needed his votes in the future, according to Fox News.
For now it is on to the New Hampshire Primary as the next step in the Presidential race for the Democrats.

Trump And Pelosi Appear At National Prayer Breakfast

The Trump-Pelosi saga continued Thursday morning as the President displayed a USA Today headline proclaiming him "Acquitted." He then picked up a Washington Post headline which was similar and brandished to the audience gathered at the breakfast.

Trump Criticizes Pelosi At Prayer Breakfast

Trump later addressed the audience, saying, "I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong, nor do I like people who say 'I pray for you' when you know that is not so,' according to Fox News.

Hilary Clintoin Not Surpirsed

Clinton Not Surprised At Acquittal

Hilary Clinton said Thursday she wasn't surprised by the acquittal of the President, according to Hollywood Reporter Thursday. She further said, "I was still disappointed that not more Republicans were willing to take the stand that Mitt Romney took during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Thursday.

Pelosi Blasts Mitch McConnell After Acquittal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a "rogue leader" after the Senate voted to acquit the President on Wednesday.

The Speaker accused Trump and Republicans of having normalized "lawlessness and rejected the system of checks and balances."

Ted Cruz Responds To Impeachment Vote

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz was a vocal supporter of the President, despite the fact they were once rivals in the 2016 election. Cruz voted not guilty on impeachment.

Cruz said to the Austin American Statesman, "An awful lot of Americans looking at these proceedings have heard a lot of noise, have heard a lot of screaming, but are left wondering, 'What was this all about?"'

Before he was a United States Senator, Cruz worked as an extraordinary Solicitor for then Attorney General Greg Abbott. Abbott is now Governor of the Lone Star State.

John Cornyn Voted For Trump

Texas senior senator John Cornyn also voted not guilty during the impeachment trial in the Senate, according to the Texas Tribune. Cornyn said, "What really sunk into me was the historic nature of what we were asked to do...the third time in 232 yeaars...and what that means in terms of our Constitution.

Will Democrats Try Again For Impeachment?

Judge Napolitano said today on Fox News, "Legally, the Democrats can try to impeach Trump again. I think politically it would be catastrophic. But legally, they can try."

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    • EdwardLane profile imageAUTHOR

      Edward Lane 

      2 months ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks, Mel. When I took journalism courses we were taught to be objective. I try to be that way.

    • Mel Carriere profile image

      Mel Carriere 

      2 months ago from San Diego California

      Good summary of events. I am neither Democrat or Republican, but must recognize the DNC plays dirty, dirtier than the GOP, and would not be surprised if they developed an app to deliberately screw those not anointed by the party. The Democrats don't have a typical main stream candidate this go round. Biden is creepy, Warren doesn't pass muster, Buttieg probably only did well in Iowa because of Midwestern ties. Will the DNC be forced to grudgingly accept Bernie, like the Republicans did with Trump in 2016? We shall see soon enough.

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