Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Puts Off Witnesses
In a series of votes that went late into the night, Republicans rejected for now Democratic demands for more witnesses.
- Published 22 January 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. Trump himself said Wednesday he wants top aides to testify, but qualified that by suggesting there were “national security” concerns to allowing their testimony. “We have a great case,” Trump said…