These sources are collectively referred to as “witnesses.”
Such witnesses are sometimes people known to bear a grudge against the accused.
Among Republicans, 48% say they wanted new witnesses, while 44% said they did not.
“Those were potentially war crimes, and the White Helmets were the main witnesses.
Its attorneys argued that federal rules exclusively permit IRS employees to question witnesses.
Republican leaders — and the majority of the GOP caucus — have staunchly opposed calling witnesses.
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Republicans have said that if witnesses are called, they would seek to call former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Senators must approve witnesses with a 51-vote majority, meaning four Republicans would need to side with Democrats to call Bolton.
Murkowski is one of just a few Republican senators who've expressed openness to admitting new evidence and witnesses into the trial.
Everything about the trial is exceptional: its length, the circumstances under which it is being held and the number of scheduled witnesses.
Witnesses said a protester had been shot in the leg after an altercation with a carload of people, who witnesses said were angry about the stalled traffic.
Susan Collins of Maine, who is among the few Republicans who've signaled they're open to calling for witnesses, on Monday said that the reports on Bolton's book "strengthen the case for witnesses and have prompted a number of conversations among my colleagues."
In a statement on Tuesday, Collins said that while she voted to table attempts to subpoena documents or witnesses before hearing the case, she said that it would be likely that she would support a motion to subpoena witnesses after additional questions are answered.
Of respondents who indicated they're likely to vote for the Republican nominee in November, a plurality said they wanted to see some form of witness testimony: While 37% said they didn't see a need for any witnesses, 45% wanted some combination of witnesses to testify.
"In my opinion, there has been behaviour which is about not just pressurising the police but pressurising witnesses, collusion with witnesses, we are talking about the construction of evidence because the police were somehow felt inadequate in finding it themselves," he says.
Democrats are pushing to hear from four key witnesses, including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton, both of whom were direct witnesses to the president's pressure campaign on Ukraine that is at the center of impeachment.
Specifically, Trump's defense team has argued that it was the House of Representatives' responsibility to call witnesses like former White House counsel Don McGahn and former national security adviser John Bolton to testify, and for that reason, the Senate should not subpoena them as witnesses.
Remarkably, in a system of justice without juries, where testimony is usually submitted in writing and defendants rarely have a chance to cross-examine witnesses, Mr Bo was allowed to question three witnesses for the prosecution (though not his wife, who refused to appear, according to the judge).
Politico had reported earlier on Saturday that the House managers blindsided Senate Democrats with their request for witnesses, and that although Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had prepared for a vote on witnesses, he got no warning before the House managers forced the vote on Saturday morning.
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