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WashPost: Pat Toomey Discussing Impeachment Witness Deal

WashPost: Pat Toomey Discussing Impeachment Witness Deal

By    |   Monday, 27 January 2020 07:52 PM

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is discussing an idea for the ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that would allow each party to call one witness to testify.

According to The Washington Post, the lawmaker from Pennsylvania has brought up his "one-for-one" proposal with Republican colleagues, including Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.

Romney is one of a handful of senators who is on the fence about calling witnesses for the trial. Most Republicans are publicly opposed to having witnesses testify and would like the trial, which kicked off more than a week ago, to come to a swift end.

The Senate voted last week to approve Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's rules that do not allow any more witnesses for the trial, although that could change as the trial continues. Democrats spent part of last week giving their opening arguments, and now Republicans are doing the same on the defense side.

The issue of whether to call witnesses took on new life Sunday evening after The New York Times reported that former national security adviser John Bolton wrote in a manuscript of his new book that Trump told him the decision to hold up U.S. military aid to Ukraine last summer had to do with Trump's demand that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Democrats want to hear from Bolton and some Republicans want to see what one or both of the Bidens would say under oath regarding the corruption allegations leveled at them.

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Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is discussing an idea for the ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that would allow each party to call one witness to testify.According to The Washington Post, the lawmaker from Pennsylvania has brought up his "one-for-one" proposal...
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