The trial of President will be the first such trial in U.S. history to feature no witness testimony after Senate voted on Friday against hearing from any of the firsthand witnesses to the president’s conduct.

Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on Dec. 18 for withholding congressionally approved military aid from Ukraine in order to pressure the country into investigating a domestic political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, and for refusing to cooperate with the House’s investigation into that action.

Senate Republicans blocked efforts to subpoena new witnesses. The 51-49 vote came despite a on Jan. 26 that former national security adviser John Bolton would write in a forthcoming book that Trump specifically told him that he

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