John Bolton says he is prepared to testify in Senate trial if subpoenaed


Well if the Senate decides to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of president trump former national security adviser John Bolton now says he would honor a subpoena Phil Mattingly gets us up to date on what that might mean white with a single statement former national security adviser John Bolton jolted an impeachment process that has been stuck in a stalemate Bolton who declined to testify in the house impeachment inquiry now saying he has concluded quote if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony hi I am prepared to comply it's a shift with major ramifications in the Senate house Democrats are treating impeachment like a political toy for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and democratic leader Chuck Schumer have been battling for weeks over whether to subpoena witnesses a trial without all the facts is a farce Bolton's possible testimony could be key given his central role in the democratic investigation highlighted in the house and by his lawyer who in November said Bolton quote was personally involved in many of the events meetings and conversations about which you have already received testimony as well as many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed the new development underscore a democratic strategy to withhold sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate I hope for a and believe there's a decent chance that for Republicans will join us if they do we will have a fair trial for Republicans joining with all forty seven of the chamber's Democrats these all Schumer would need to fashion a trial along the lines he's been pushing for with Democrats eyeing a group of potential GOP converts to help their costs even as none at least to this point have expressed a willingness to go that route both Schumer and house speaker Nancy Pelosi seizing on every new development to underscore the need for documents and witnesses now hello see reacting to the bold news tweeting quote the president and senator McConnell have run out of excuses

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