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US presidency gains more power with Donald Trump’s acquittal

US President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal has delivered the White House a fresh coat of power, sparking worries over the rise of an “imperial presidency.” His victory in the Senate trial on Wednesday accelerated a decades-long shift in the US government in which Congress has steadily ceded authority to the Oval Office.

The presidency hit a low in the 1970s, after Congress wrested authority away following Richard Nixon’s Watergate abuses.

Since then, each successive US leader has sought to further dominate the legislature.

Source: Hindustan Times

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