The US Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump of the impeachment case. The meeting is broadcast on the website of the upper house of the Congress.
During the vote, 53 senators voted for impeachment, while 47 voted against it. At the same time, the support of two-thirds of the Senate was required to introduce a conviction.
On November 3, the US held a presidential election, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden. His predecessor, Donald Trump, did not recognize the election results and challenged them in courts.
On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the US Congress building, interrupting a meeting at which parliament was supposed to approve the election results.
On January 13, the US House of Representatives voted to pass a resolution of impeachment. The US Senate recognized the process as constitutional.