Going into the final stage of the US Senate’s second Trump impeachment trial on Saturday morning, most observers expected closing arguments from both sides, and a vote to acquit that would surprise no one.  There was about an hour or so of drama when that script wasn’t followed, and House Managers introduced the possibility of calling witnesses, but that was sorted out fairly quickly, and they proceeded to a vote.  More Republicans voted to convict Donald Trump than many had anticipated would, but despite a 14-vote margin, House Managers were 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for a conviction.

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