Trump And Pence Witnesses Were Contacted But Refused To Cooperate With Impeachment Trial

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Witnesses close to both Trump and Pence were contacted about providing impeachment trial evidence, but they all refused to take the risk.

Daniel Goldman tweeted:

Since there are witnesses who refused to cooperate, Democrats would have been forced to debate and hold votes on every single witness, issue a subpoena, and potentially fight the subpoena in court. It all would have delayed the passage of President Biden’s stimulus bill, and that was a risk that Senate Democrats were not willing to take.

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The Senate cut a deal to not call witnesses because they don’t want to repeat the mistakes of 2009. They don’t want to get bogged down by a trial that, no matter what, will end in a non-conviction.

Witnesses are too afraid to come forward, and without the possibility of a conviction, it doesn’t seem worth derailing Biden‘s agenda and delaying COVID relief for the same result as if the trial ended today.

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