Legal team continues defending Trump in trial while new allegations surface

Washington-DC

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – President Donald Trump’s Senate defense on Monday was overshadowed by new information that could impact the future of the impeachment trial.

According to the New York Times, a draft of former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book says the president told him he didn’t want to release aid to Ukraine without an investigation into the Bidens.

Members of President Trumps’ congressional legal team, Georgia Congressman Doug Collins and North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows say they aren’t worried.

“Do not get distracted by the shiny objects of saying we need witnesses or Bolton’s new manuscript or anything else,” Collins (R-GA) said.

“What we have is a report of a manuscript that no one’s read that is selectively leaked to the New York Times that ultimately do not change the facts of what we’re talking about here today,” Rep. Meadows (R-NC) added.

In light of the news, a few Senate Republicans now say they may vote with Democrats to call new witnesses, including Bolton.

Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama is pushing to make that happen.

“You know when you have witnesses who have first information and knowledge and they’ve got documents, one way or the other I think you have to hear from those witnesses,” Jones said.

President Trump is denying Bolton’s account.

“I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to the investigation into Democrats, including the Bidens,” the president tweeted. “If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book.”

Democrats need at least four Republicans to vote with them for new testimony.

The president’s defense is expected to wrap by Tuesday.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Overcast

Abbeville

54°F Overcast Feels like 54°
Wind
5 mph E
Humidity
80%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mostly cloudy. Low 58F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
58°F Mostly cloudy. Low 58F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
7 mph SE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
New
Clear

Crowley

54°F Clear Feels like 54°
Wind
8 mph SE
Humidity
82%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Overcast. Low 58F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
58°F Overcast. Low 58F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
7 mph SE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
New
Clear

Opelousas

52°F Clear Feels like 52°
Wind
14 mph ESE
Humidity
84%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
58°F Cloudy. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
7 mph SE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
New
Clear

Breaux Bridge

51°F Clear Feels like 51°
Wind
3 mph ESE
Humidity
86%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
58°F Cloudy. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
7 mph SE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
New
Overcast

New Iberia

51°F Overcast Feels like 51°
Wind
6 mph E
Humidity
96%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies early giving way to a few showers after midnight. Low 44F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
56°F Partly cloudy skies early giving way to a few showers after midnight. Low 44F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
New

Trending Stories

Sidebar