The Senate impeachment trial has entered maybe its most fluid section – one the place the White Home remains to be technically presenting its protection, however senators in each events are maneuvering for what comes subsequent.
New revelations seemingly seem every day, all as senators try to construction their questions for the looming question-and-answer interval and, after all, work out how they are going to vote on whether or not to proceed to consider subpoenas for witnesses and documents.
As of this morning, neither of these phases had definitive outcomes – and they’re each coming quickly.
The place the votes stand: At this time limit, 51 votes in favor of transferring to think about witnesses and paperwork don’t exist, in line with a number of excessive rating GOP aides and officers. That doesn’t imply they gained’t sooner or later — even a while quickly.
However the actuality is many GOP senators are maintaining their playing cards shut, even from leaders. Once more: issues are fluid.
Bear in mind: If all 47 senators who caucus with the Democrats vote to have witnesses and paperwork, not less than 4 Republicans want to affix them with a view to cross a movement.