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After his historic impeachment, the moment belongs to Trump


After becoming only the third president in American history to be impeached, Mr Donald Trump remains politically triumphant.

The House of Representatives vote to impeach him was a win that was not a victory. The vote on Wednesday (Dec 18) for the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, was passed 230-197 and the second, for obstruction of Congress, 229-198. But it will not carry.

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