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Why are Republicans changing the rules of impeachment to prohibit witnesses from testifying?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Witnesses would only prove Trump is guilty. 

    • James
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      Yep.  And everybody knows it.  That IS the truth.

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  • Mike L
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because the president is VERY guilty.

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  • 2 months ago

    You bring up a good question.  The answer is Senate has to power.  Now go have a good cry.

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  • 2 months ago

    Wrong. the impeachment process is over. The trial in the Senate starts today. There is no requirement or reason for senators to listen to witnesses beyond what the prosecution has presented. In a real trial in a criminal case, the jury does not call witnesses.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because all Republicans know that allowing witnesses will result in a massive conviction of Trump.  Remember, those Republican Senators took an oath.  If they greatly limit the evidence presented at Trump's trial, they technically aren't in violation of that oath.

     "I solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of Donald J. Trump, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God." 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

     Trump and Republicans don't want anymore self-inflicted wounds. 

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  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It it because the articles of the impeachment are not valid for a legal constitutional impeachment against the President?

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  • Shilo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They simply don't want anyone to hear the truth; witnesses would provide evidence and evidence would put them all in precarious career positions. 

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  • John W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    To show the public just how corrupt they really are.

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  • 2 months ago

    You were lied to.

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