This Friday, 1/31/2020, House impeachment managers and President Trump’s defense team each have up to two hours for closing arguments in the Senate trial of President Trump. After that, the Senate is scheduled to vote on whether to compel the testimony of additional witnesses and documents — or end the case with a vote to dismiss or to acquit.
It would be a tremendous disservice to our democracy not to call witnesses who can shed additional light on the potential misdeeds of President Trump. Possible new witnesses include John Bolton, who served as President Trump’s National Security Advisor; Mick Mulvaney, his Acting Chief of Staff; and President Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. These men, and others, should be summoned by the U.S. Senate, otherwise it will be a trial with months-old testimony and evidence and nothing new, either damaging to or exonerating the President, will be heard. And a trial without all the evidence cannot really be called a trial.