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Republican Senators: Witness Deal Would be a Group Of Individuals

Republican senators said that a deal on witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump would be a group of individuals that would include witnesses the GOP wants to hear from.

“If we need to hear from more people, its going to be a group of individuals, but 51 senators will make that decision on Friday,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), a top Republican in the Senate, told reporters on Monday.

The decision will be made after Trumps team gives another day of arguments and senators have 16 hours to submit written questions to both sides and hear answers.

Another Republican said that any deal would be an even trade.

“We get the witnesses, itll be a one for one or a two for two,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said.

Sen. John Barrasso speaks to the media
Sen. John Barrasso speaks to the media
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) (C) speaks to the media during a recess in the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington on Jan. 27, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the most important witness, in his opinion, is Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

“In my view, additional witnesses are not necessary,” Cruz said. “The House impeachment managers have presented their case and they havent come remotely close to meeting their burden of proof.”

“Now that being said, if the Senate later this week, when we vote on witnesses, decides to go down the road to additional witnesses, I think at a minimum the most important witness for the Senate to hear from is Hunter Biden.”

Cruz said he doesnt think the Senate needs to hear from John Bolton, the former national security adviser.

john bolton
john bolton
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington on Jan. 28, 2019. (Holly Kellum/NTD)

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