(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- The Senate passed rules governing President Trump’s impeachment trial that exclude immediate consideration of new witnesses or evidence.
Republicans early Wednesday voted without any defections to provide a majority needed to pass the resolution. It followed a daylong debate over the rules of a trial that could last for weeks.
While the rule dodges a witness fight for now, key Republicans have signaled they may vote for witnesses later in the trial. Among them is Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who put out a statement Tuesday indicating she is “likely” to vote to subpoena additional witness testimony.
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