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Key Republicans could tip Trump trial vote toward witnesses


January 31, 2020

Steve Helber – Associated Press

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., walks out of the Senate chambers during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol Thursday Jan 30, 2020, in Washington.

WASHINGTON - Key Republican senators who could tip President Donald Trump's impeachment trial toward summoning more witnesses played an over-sized role in the final hours of debate Thursday night with pointed questions ahead of crucial votes.

A vote on witnesses, expected Friday, could lead to an abrupt end of the trial with the expected acquittal. Or it could bring days, if not weeks more argument as Democrats press to hear testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and others.


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