Donald Trump has been acquitted on charge of “incitement of insurrection” in relation to the January 6 capital building inversion.
The democrats failed to gather enough votes to convict the former President in his historic second impeachment trial.
After a five-day impeachment trial in the US Senate, the vote was largely split along party lines with 57 lawmakers voting to convict and 43 voting to acquit.
That fell short of the two-thirds Democrats needed to convict Trump, who is the only US president to ever be impeached twice while in office.
Democrats had laid out the graphic nature of the riot by pro-Trump supporters, who overran the Capitol building as Congress met to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory, while Trump’s legal team had rejected the accusations as “ludicrous”.
7 republican lawmakers had joined the dems to vote in face of impeachment.