Trump impeachment acquittal on track ahead of Senate vote

John Kennedy
State of the Union
John Kennedy
Posted at 5:12 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 05:12:03-05

President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate.

An afternoon vote will bring an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history.

It also comes at the start of a tumultuous campaign for the White House. Trump is eager to use the tally as vindication, a political anthem in his reelection bid.

A majority of senators have now expressed unease with Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine that resulted in the two articles of impeachment.

But there's nowhere near the two-thirds vote necessary in the Republican-held Senate to convict and remove the president from office.