The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump may have ended on Wednesday, but the final judgment on his conduct, and the fate of several vulnerable Republican and Democrat congressmen who voted for or against his removal, will come only on Nov 3 at the ballot box.
Wednesday's verdict of not guilty - delivered by 100 senator-jurors sworn to do impartial justice - concludes months of drama, from public testimony by public servants who revealed the inner workings of the Trump administration's Ukraine policy, to potentially explosive witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton, who offered to testify but was never called.
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