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McConnell: No new impeachment witnesses for Trump's trial

 

Last updated 12/18/2019 at 2:24am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after criticizing the House Democrats' effort to impeach President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17. AP photo/J. Scott Applewhite photo

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick

The Associated Press

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting the Democrats' push for fresh impeachment testimony against President Donald Trump and making a last-ditch plea for them to "turn back from the cliff" of Wednesday, Dec. 18's expected vote to send the case to the Senate for trial.

McConnell's remarks Tuesday effectively slapped the door shut on negotiations for a deal proposed by the Democratic leader, Sen. Chuck Schumer, who wants to call top White House officials for the Senate trial, which is set to start next year if the Hous...



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