Impeachment Trial Extended Until Wednesday; Murkowski A ‘No’ Despite NYT’s Latest Bolton ‘Bombshell’

Friday, January 31, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Fri, 01/31/2020

Update (1:20 p.m.): President Trump’s impeachment trial will be extended until Wednesday according to journalist Paul Sperry and confirmed by Fox News.

The news comes after the New York Times got some extra mileage out of John Bolton’s new book, which claims that Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating the Bidens began ‘earlier than known.’

Yet, despite the pressure campaign to flip undecided Republicans to the Democrats’ demand for witnesses, holdout Sen. Lisa Murkowski is now a ‘no’ on calling witnesses, virtually ensuring President Trump will be acquitted within the next week.

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It looks like Hunter Biden can sleep well at night in his $12,000 per month Hollywood home after Politico reports that the GOP has enough Republican Senators to block witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial.

Democrats needed at least four Republicans to defect – two of which they found in Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine (who was mercilessly flamed by conservatives over social media) – however an 11th hour ‘no’ decision by Lamar Alexander (R-TN) means that the decision would fall to Chief Justice John Roberts in the event of a tie. And Roberts may not even have to weigh in if the fourth potential GOP defector, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, votes ‘no’ as well.

In a Thursday night Twitter thread, Alexander says “There is no need for more evidence to prove that the president asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter…” and that “the president withheld United States aid, at least in part, to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.”

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