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Impeachment process rolls on, but few think Trump will be removed from office

President Donald Trump heaped derision on the "partisan lunatics" of the Democratic Party and their "stupid impeachment."PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON -  The United States this week barrelled further along on a hotly partisan impeachment process that most observers say will end with both sides of the political divide even more embittered - but will not remove President Donald Trump from office.

The outcome is widely seen as certain - the Democratic Party-controlled House will impeach the President probably as soon as next week, but he will be acquitted in the Republican-controlled Senate sometime early in the New Year.

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