Senate rejects witnesses in Trump trial, ensuring acquittal

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER (Associated Press)

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has rejected the summoning of witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

That all but ensures Trump’s eventual acquittal as the extraordinary proceedings begin to come to a close.

Still, senators appeared ready to push off a final vote on acquittal until next week.

Timing was fluid, with the trial conflicting with Monday’s Democratic Iowa Caucuses and next Tuesday’s State of the Union Address.

 

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