Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial
Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a letter on the need for calling four witnesses for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. (Source: CNN)

(AP) – As the House prepares to vote this week on impeaching President Donald Trump, Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate trial that would include testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

Senate Democrats also want testimony from Robert Blair, a top Mulvaney aide, and budget official Michael Duffey.

Democrats released a detailed outline of their trial proposal on Sunday.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York proposed the structure for what he called a ‘’fair and honest’’ trial in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Under Schumer’s plan, the trial could last three or more weeks.

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