Republicans in the United States Senate were pressured to allow new witnesses and documents in the trial against Donald Trump. This after the report that indicated that John Bolton wrote a book in which he undermines the republican president's version of the Ukraine case.
Republican Senator Mitt Romney sparked controversy with his statements.
The US official said there is a growing likelihood that at least four lawmakers from his party will vote to ask for statements from new witnesses. Among them the former national security adviser, which would give Democrats the necessary votes to summon him.RELATED
Bolton's shadow lengthens
Bolton, fired in September by Trump, has written a book to be published in March. Apparently the former official is willing to remove the dirty rags of his former boss.
According to extracts leaked on Sunday by The New York Times, Bolton makes several claims. Among them, the president told him that he wanted to continue withholding military aid to Ukraine.
According to the newspaper, Trump told Bolton in August that he "wanted to continue freezing the $ 391 million of security assistance to Ukraine until Ukrainian officials helped him with the investigations" against the Democrats, including former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who had worked for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
These revelations point directly to the first of the political charges filed by the progressives against Trump, of abuse of power (the other is of obstruction to Congress).
The Democrats initiated investigations against the president after a complaint from an informant to the intelligence services over a phone call in July between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, in which the American asked the Ukrainian to open investigations against the Biden for alleged corruption in the European country.
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