US IMPEACHMENT Trump impeachment lawyers skirt new disclosures


President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate came under renewed pressure to allow witnesses in his impeachment trial, while his defense team largely ignored disclosures from a former White House adviser.

The elephant in the room on Day 2 of Trump’s defense arguments was John Bolton, the former national security adviser whose unpublished book manuscript, according to the New York Times, included disclosures that go to the heart of the abuse of power charge against Trump.

The Senate may resolve the issue of whether to call witnesses in a vote on Friday or Saturday. Democrats said the Bolton manuscript made it all the more pressing for the Senate to call Bolton as a witness.