Sen. Josh Hawley drafts subpoenas for Bidens, other witnesses

Marc LaVoie
January 25, 2020 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) questions Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz during a Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs hearing at the US Capitol on December 18, 2019 in Washington,

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri announced Saturday he had drafted motions to subpoena key witnesses, should the Senate decide to consider new witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial.

Hawley indicated he wanted Republican lawyers to cross-examine House Democratic impeachment manager Adam Schiff, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and the so-called whistleblower, whose concerns about a telephone call between President Donald Trump and the new Ukrainian president set the impeachment effort in motion.

On Saturday President Trump's lawyers spent two hours rebutting days of opening statements by the House managers. The president's defenders accused Democrats of pursuing impeachment in an effort to overturn the 2016 election. 

The defense team is planning another presentation for Monday.

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