UPDATE (1:35 p.m. ET): In a stunning reversal, the Senate has backtracked on this morning's decision to call witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trail. Closing arguments have resumed, and a final impeachment vote is imminent! Click here to fax Senators now. Demand they vote "NO!" on impeachment! --Grassfire
This morning, the Senate surprisingly voted to extend President Trump's impeachment trial. Grassfire received an email update from the office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explaining that the Senate would convene at 10:00 a.m. ET to continue the trial.
The schedule called for the Upper Chamber to enter into "two hours of discuss on the question to subpoena witnesses and other documents." McConnell's office said Senators could have chosen to abandon that debate and jump ahead to the trial's climax:
"If witnesses are not allowed, a very quick fast track to closing arguments and a vote on the article of impeachment could occur today" (emphasis theirs).
But that didn't happen. Instead, 50 Democrat and five Republican Senators voted to call witnesses and extend the trial. As of right now, no one knows for how long.
Four of the GOP Senators who sided with Democrats were no surprise. They were NeverTrump RINOs Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
The lone "shock" vote was Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). It appears he voted "Yes" to give Democrats what they may not want. Shortly before today's vote, Graham tweeted: "If you want a delay, it will be a long one with many, many witnesses."
President Trump's legal team said today they want in-person depositions from Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others. Defense attorney Michael Van Der Veen insisted, "I'm going to need at least over 100 depositions."
Yesterday, Mr. Trump's lawyers exposed the hypocrisy and double standards of radical Democrats and the Unhinged Left. Legal scholar and law professor Jonathan Turley told FOX News that the Trump lawyers "landed a couple of haymakers" on the House impeachment managers yesterday that "certainly left a mark."
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