And yet, here we are. Bolton is publishing a book in which he directly contradicts Trump that the “President” didn’t specifically trade military support with the Ukrainians for their promise to announce an investigation of the Bidens. Not to investigate the Bidens. No, just to announce it.
In other words, a quid pro quo.
Now the pressure is building for Bolton — who has already publicly proclaimed his willingness to testify before the Senate — to be called as a witness in the Senate impeachment trial.
It seems like Mitt Romney and Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are ready to break with Republican leadership. But they need a few more, like Lamar Alexander to come with them. Beyond that maybe Rob Portman of Ohio, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Martha McSally of Arizona, who took John McCain’s place after he passed away.
Nobody (we’re told) wants to be the fourth and final vote necessary to call witnesses, but if you have seven or eight Republican Senators voting that way, then you cannot pin it on just one defector.
This trial, which has been a snoozefest so far, could get interesting after all. Stay tuned my friends, stay tuned.