Fight Over Witnesses Could Delay Trump Trial Conclusion

The proceedings came to abrupt halt Saturday morning, with even senators seemingly confused about next steps.

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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks about the motion to call witnesses during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators voted Saturday to consider hearing from witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, potentially extending proceedings that just hours earlier had seemed to be speeding to a swift conclusion and up-or-down vote over whether the former president incited the deadly Capitol siege. The last-minute fight over witnesses followed Friday night revelations from a Republican House lawmaker about a heated phone call on the day of the riot between Trump and…

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