Donald Trump’s Defence team concluded its oral arguments in the US Senate impeachment trial yesterday, setting the stage for two days of questioning. The closing arguments came amid a bombshell report that former national security adviser John Bolton implicates President Trump in his new book. Mr. Bolton reportedly writes that Mr. Trump directly withheld security aid to Ukraine for his own political benefit. The report added weight to the Democratic Party’s call for witnesses. The president’s Republican Party has tried to resist calls for witnesses to testify, largely out of concern over what Mr. Bolton might say. Four Republicans would need to side with Democrats in a vote on whether new testimony will be heard.
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