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US President Donald Trump is redefining the presidency

US President Donald Trump smiles during a roundtable with governors on government regulations in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Dec 16, 2019. PHOTO: AP
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WASHINGTON - Barring unforeseen circumstances, President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday (Dec 18) to become only the third president of the United States to be formally impeached by Congress.

But in the next leg - a trial in the Senate, most probably early in the New Year - he is, again barring unforeseen circumstances, almost certainly going to be acquitted.

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