The Acquittal of Donald Trump Reflects the Unchecked Power of the Executive Branch

Photo by the Library of Congress

What a strangely ironic scene — a pompous Donald J. Trump presiding over his Feb. 4 State of the Union Reality Show Address in the same Senate chamber in which he had been tried for impeachment! The next day in that same Senate chamber, the Republicans acquitted him of all charges. Because the US Senate and the Republican Party are dominated by Trump…