Trump acquittal to spur more House Democratic investigations

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President Trump’s looming acquittal in his Senate trial doesn’t mean he’ll be off the hook in the Democrat-held House that impeached him.

If anything, say House Democratic lawmakers, investigations are likely to ramp up in the nine months before Election Day. That means the Senate impeachment acquittal set to happen Wednesday concerning charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to the Ukraine military aid affair will be just a midpoint rather than an end of clashes between the House Democratic majority that took power in January 2019 and the Trump White House.

The impeachment trial of Trump, 73, is set to end Wednesday. The only lingering question in its outcome is whether any Republican senators will defect and vote to convict Trump. Two Republican senators bucked their party to vote for witnesses in the trial — Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah.

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