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Thu Jan 2, 2020, 09:53 PM

Question about Senate trial and witnesses

The critical issue impacting the upcoming trial is whether witnesses will be subpoenaed to appear.
The Democratic House issued subpoenas, and on Trumpís orders all of the crucial ones were ignored. Would it be any different if the subpoena came from the Republican Senate?
If the pressure gets too much for McConnel and some of the vulnerable Senators, what would prevent them from calling for witnesses, just to have Trump refuse to let them appear because he is protecting executive privilege for future Presidents?

I guess the main difference is the Chief Justice serving as the judge in the Senate trial, but I wonder how refusing to appear for a subpoena might shake out in the Senate.

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