USA - Trump Will be Acquitted, And Here's Why - A Short Summary

The Impeachment Hearings in the US Senate are approaching their conclusion. Trump will be acquitted of the charges, and for UK readers, here's a brief explanation why.

In what Trump called a 'witch hunt' and a 'show trial', key witnesses have been disbarred from giving evidence. In particular, Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton (he of the impressive walrus moustache) has been barred, despite having - documented and sourced evidence against Trump and in support of the charges.

The vote to bring these witnesses forward was defeated by the Republican majority by 51 to 49.

This rules out any debate over any evidence, any subpoena, any document, any witness.

In short, after months of commenting that Trump would be acquitted in a fair trial, Republican Senators have ensured there would be no fair trial, and voted to withhold evidence that would convict Trump. Evidence that will come out, too late, in Bolton's book when it is published within a matter of weeks.

And that's all you really need to know.