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01 January 2020 - 11:51
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The Democratic leader in the Republican-majority US Senate is calling for witnesses to testify in US President Donald Trump’s trial, an idea previously nipped in the bud by the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell.

RNA -  “Simply put, in our fight to have key documents and witnesses in a Senate impeachment trial, these new revelations are a game changer,” Senator Charles Schumer said Tuesday at a press conference just a day after new details of Trump’s quid pro quo with Ukraine were released.

The New York Democrat was referring to a New York Times explosive story. offering new details about some White House officials’ actions in blocking Ukrainian military aid for the sake of Trump’s political gain.

"This new story shows all four witnesses we Senate Democrats have requested were intimately involved and had direct knowledge of President Trump’s decision to cut off aid in order to benefit himself," Schumer said.

This is while Hawaii Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard said the impeachment of the US president has raised the likelihood of his 2020 reelection as well as the GOP’s control on the House.

"I think impeachment, unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that he'll have a better shot at getting elected while also seeing the likelihood that the House will lose a lot of seats to Republicans," she told ABC News.

According to Press TV, the 2020 Democratic hopeful was the only one turning her back to her party by refusing to back the House vote to impeach Trump.

Trump is expected to be acquitted after the upcoming trial in the Republican-majority Senate.

Trump is accused of pressuring Kiev to find dirt on Joe Biden, the Democratic frontrunner in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

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