Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial

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President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US.The Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress.Democrats charged Mr Trump in December with pressuring Ukraine to smear a potential White House rival.In November, Mr Trump will be the first impeached president to go for election.

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