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Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday delivered a last-minute pitch to have witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.
Schiff said that he wants one week devoted to closed-door depositions from witnesses in the trial as senators prepare to vote on the matter Friday.
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“I will make an offer to opposing counsel, who says this will stretch on indefinitely if you decide to have a single witness,” Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, told senators.
“Let’s cabin the depositions to one week. I think we can. I think we should. I think we must,” the California Democrat added.
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Trump’s legal team and GOP senators have argued that allowing more witnesses would mean that the impeachment trial would drag on for weeks or longer.
They have asserted during the two-day question-and-answer phase that allowing new witnesses would not change the outcome of the trial, in which 67 votes would be needed to convict the president of the two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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