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The value of impeachment witnesses

Date: 2020-Jan-20           Author: Others

Democrats are calling for witnesses to testify on President Trump's motives in withholding military aid from Ukraine - one of the key issues in the articles of impeachment against him. If the impeachment trial is about evaluating facts, it seems that exluding witnesses would be counterproducive to understanding what took place.

Republicans say want to call their own witnesses. As the majority party in the Senate, they already have that power.

Trump has suggested that he would like to call witnesses, also. As Trump will be the one on trial, few would argue that he shouldn't be allowed witnesses who could show why he should be exonerated.

So why all the discussion about witnesses? This Washington Post perspective explains every twist and turn.

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