White House counsel Pat Cipollone criticized Democrats for asking the Senate to subpoena witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial when they chose not to issue subpoenas for some of those same witnesses during the House proceedings. Speaking against an amendment that would require the Senate to subpoena State Department documents, Cipollone said House Democrats already chose not to subpoena former National Security Adviser John Bolton. The House of Representatives impeached the president in December on two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The trial will determine whether Trump is convicted of those charges and removed from office, or acquitted.
For more on who’s who in the Trump impeachment inquiry, read: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/whos-who-in-the-trump-impeachment-inquiry
Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG
Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6
PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts