Tuesday, August 3

Trump impeachment: what happens now with the former president and how he continues to influence US policy


  • Anthony Zurcher
  • BBC correspondent in Washington DC

Donald and Melania Trump clapping

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Donald Trump faced a short trial and was victorious. But there may be political consequences.

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the United States Senate only lasted five days.

As was widely predicted, the final verdict on Saturday was that the former president was not guilty of inciting the insurrection on the US Capitol in January.

In American history, there were only four presidential impeachment trials and this was by far the shortest.

However, what it lacked in duration, it will make up for in consequences.


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