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“President Trump Acquitted” is displayed on a television monitor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg “President Trump Acquitted” is displayed on a television monitor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Senate voted largely along party lines Wednesday to acquit President Donald Trump on articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, closing the book on the months-long impeachment inquiry that has dominated both chambers of Congress.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, broke with Republicans to vote to convict Trump for abuse of power, making him the first senator to ever vote to convict a president from his own party in an impeachment trial. However, he voted to acquit the president on the obstruction article.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at jathomsen@alm.com. On Twitter: @jacq_thomsen

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