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Al Jazeera 31 Jan 2020

Trump impeachment trial: Will witnesses be called?


US Republican senator Lamar Alexander who Democrats hoped would support calling new witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial says he will oppose the move for fresh evidence.
Democratic senators want to hear from Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton and others to bolster their case but they need four Republicans in favour of their move to swing the vote.
Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.

Legal experts weigh in on Trump's impeachment trial after the Senate votes to acquit.
The U.S. Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump draws to a close this week after months of investigation by the Democratic-majority House of Representatives. Trump is expected to be acquitted of charges he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress' efforts to investigate him when the 100 senators acting as jurors in the trial vote Wednesday. But as VOA's congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports.
Presidential historian Doug Wead shares his insights and provides historical context to the impeachment trial. #FoxBusiness
Key Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said that she would not vote to convict President Trump at his impeachment trial, although she condemned his actions as "shameful."

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