Senate Rejects Witnesses in Trump Trial, Ensuring Acquittal
The Senate rejected the idea of summoning witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, all but ensuring his acquittal.
- Published 31 January 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate rejected the idea of summoning witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring his acquittal. But senators considered pushing off final voting on his fate to next week. The vote on allowing new witnesses was defeated 51-49 on a near party-line vote. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah voted along with the Democrats for witnesses, but that was not enough. Despite the…