U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent (Texas) has resigned his position, it was announced on the Senate floor today. This obviously negates the need for a Senate impeachment trial which was to occur in the coming weeks.
U.S. District Judge Sam Kent turned over a letter of his resignation to a Senate official who was serving a subpoena on the judge at the Massachusetts prison where he is serving a 33-month prison sentence.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced the resignation letter at a meeting of a Senate impeachment committee she is heading.
Kent has pleaded guilty to lying to federal judicial investigators about sexually assaulting two women who worked for him.