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Voice of America 5 Feb 2020

Trump Acquitted of Both Charges in Articles of Impeachment


U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted of the charges in both articles of impeachment Wednesday. The Republican-majority U.S. Senate voted 52-48 against Trump's removal from office based on allegations he abused the power of the presidency and 53-47 against his removal for obstructing Congress' efforts to investigate him.The vote concludes the trial. But as VOA's congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports, the investigations in the Democratic-majority U.S. House are far from over.

Jason Dearen, investigative reporter for the AP, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on the Trump administration shelving a thorough set of CDC guidelines for governments and businesses to reopen with safer consideration of coronavirus risks. Aired on 05/07/2020.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in a tree planting ceremony in recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day on the South Lawn of the White House.

According to the White House, the follow officials attended the event:
President Donald J. Trump
First Lady Melania Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen Pence

Secretary David Bernhardt, Department of the Interior
Secretary Sonny Perdue, Department of Agriculture
Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader
Protesters blocked traffic using cars and a giant chicken balloon and left body bags in front of President Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets that included a retweet of a coronavirus conspiracy theory as the White House considers scaling back the daily coronavirus briefings and meetings with the task force.


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