John Bolton says he would testify in Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) would not say on Monday whether she supported sending a subpoena to former National Security Advisor John Bolton in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Trump.

The Democratic-led House has charged Trump with abusing his power for personal gain by asking Ukraine to announce a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in November's presidential election.

Schumer said there were "now up to four Republican Senates supporting Mr. Bolton's convocation" and the other witnesses he proposed, including Mulvaney.

"I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify", said Bolton, who left the White House in September 2019, in a statement.

In a July 25 phone call, Trump allegedly made almost $400 million military aid to help Ukraine fight Russian-backed separatists and a coveted White House meeting for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky contingent on a "quid pro quo" arrangement. Under the regular order, a two-thirds vote is required to break filibusters of proposals to change the Senate rules.

The White House has also blocked testimony before by citing executive privilege, while telling others to ignore the subpoenas - which Congress has few options to enforce.

Issuing a subpoena in the Senate would require a simple majority of lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Senate - meaning several of Trump's fellow Republicans would have to vote in favor of the move.

It is unclear what Bolton will do if the White House tries to block his testimony, or parts of it, the source said.

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At least one Senate Republican was ready to hear from Bolton. "If the articles aren't delivered in a timely manner, they should be dismissed", said Cotton.

He denounced the House impeachment inquiry as "unfair" and accused Democrats of political brinkmanship at a time of rising tensions with Iran.

"As House Democrats continue their political delay, they're searching desperately for some new talking points to help them deflect blame for what they've done", McConnell said. We saw a significant increase in donations ... even people here in MA are frustrated by this process.

"Speaker Pelosi can not dictate how the Senate operates", Senator Ted Cruz said in the release.

"Given John Bolton's willingness to appear before the Senate, I can see no reason not to call on him to testify".

"Bolton is an important witness to misconduct involving Ukraine that he called a 'drug deal", Schiff said.

Bolton said he was now willing to cooperate after a judge dismissed the case last week. Other senior Democratic officials have privately suggested the hold was worth the wait even if they don't get a commitment from McConnell on witnesses, since the party has been able to spotlight what they view as a rigged Senate process.

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