Reports: GOP Senators Shaken By Bolton Allegations Of Trump’s Ukraine Scheme

on May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks on a morning television show from the grounds of the White House, on May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Republican senators, who have refused to allow witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump thus far, are reportedly shaken in their resolve after the New York Times published claims from an unpublished manuscript of Bolton’s book, which contains explosive accounts of Trump’s direct involvement in the Ukraine scheme.

Politico reported on Monday morning that its Republican sources believe the situation may have shifted following Bolton’s allegation that Trump told him $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was incumbent upon Ukraine’s assistance with his desired investigation into 2020 candidate Joe Biden.

The sources told Politico that Republican senators will plan their next move during its conference lunch on Monday.

Unnamed GOP sources also told Axios that there’s a possibility four Republican senators may break from the Senate GOP caucus’ stonewalling of witnesses in the trial in wake of the manuscript. Democrats need four GOP defections to successfully bring in crucial witnesses, such as Bolton.

Axios’ sources also said that the White House and GOP leaders will continue fight against having Bolton testify for fear that “if one witness is allowed, the floodgates are open” and that Democrats’ push for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting White House Chief of Staff to testify will “intensify” if Bolton’s testimony ties the two administration officials to Trump’s Ukraine scheme.

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  1. GOP senators shaken, but not stirred.

  2. GOP Senators Shaken

    But not stirred.

  3. Avatar for noonm noonm says:

    Until I see the votes for witnesses to testify, I’m considering this in the same category as Collins ever present “concerns”.

  4. Yes, not stirred to do a damn thing about it! And shaken only because they’ll be caught with Donald’s pants down and them kneeling to little Donald.

  5. Avatar for imkmu3 imkmu3 says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! Suzie must be concerned! Let the pillars of heaven shake! Let of ground open and free the four horseman of the porklips! Stop the PRESSES! The End Of Times has come!!!11!11!one!!!

    Or it just could be a Monday.

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