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After his historic impeachment, the moment belongs to Trump

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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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