Impeachment trial: Dwell updates from the Senate

We’re nonetheless unsure if there can be subpoenas for witnesses and paperwork at this trial: There’s merely no option to reply this query proper now.

4 GOP senators have mentioned they’re open to contemplating witnesses and paperwork:

Mitt Romney of Utah, who has mentioned explicitly he wish to hear from former nationwide safety adviser John BoltonSusan Collins of MaineLisa Murkowksi of Alaska Lamar Alexander of Tennessee

The latter three haven’t mentioned particularly who they might need to hear from — solely that they’re open to the concept (and labored assiduously to incorporate language in McConnell’s organizing decision to arrange a vote for simply that function).

Bear in mind: 47 senators caucus with the Democrats, which means that 4 Republicans would wish be a part of them and vote to have witnesses and paperwork to ensure that it to occur.

Backside line right here: there’ll possible be little, if any, motion towards whether or not the wanted 51 votes exist to subpoena witnesses for days, if not longer. That mentioned: Senate GOP leaders and the White Home are keenly conscious of how shut a last witness vote can be, notably with Bolton hanging on the market.

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