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US Senate votes to allow witnesses, prolonging Trump trial

AFP, 13 Feb 2021
The US Senate votes to allow the calling of witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial, throwing a wrench into Republican hopes to wrap up proceedings with a swift acquittal of the former president. Five Republicans joined all 50 Democrats to vote to allow witnesses, after Democratic impeachment managers signalled their intent to subpoena congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. SOUNDBITE

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