No witnesses: GOP-led US Senate Votes 51-49, Trump Likely to Walk

Written by on January 31, 2020

There will be no witnesses in the removal trial of Donald J. Trump.

Largely along party lines, the US Senate voted to reject having witnesses appear in Trump’s trial. This, despite polls showing a wide majority of citizens want to hear witness testimony and want Trump removed for allegedly using his office for personal gain, interfering in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, and violating his oath of office.

From Buzzfeed News:

The decision means that senators will not hear from former national security advisor John Bolton, the one senior Trump administration figure who had agreed to appear before the Senate trial if subpoenaed. Bolton has written an unpublished memoir where he reportedly recounts Trump saying he would hold up military aid to Ukraine until the country announced an investigation into the Biden family.

Trump’s Senate trial now moves on to its final stages. Trump is all but certain to be acquitted of both impeachment articles by the Republican majority and remain in office.

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