As for Bolton's claim that Trump informed him that US military aid to Ukraine was related to the launch of an investigation into political foe and former US Vice President Joe Biden, Rall does not think it, or Bolton's tentative testimony, will move the needle where it matters - despite the media's assessment of the "bombshell" manuscript's "explosive" details.
While Trump and his allies delivered broadsides against Bolton on Twitter and to reporters on Monday, his lawyers mostly stuck to making a subdued presentation of legal arguments against the charges in the House articles of impeachment that he abused his power and obstructed Congress. Even if the former adviser wasn't behind it, Rall explained that it's hard to keep a piece that may contain sought-after information under wraps for a long period of time, considering how many hands it may go through during the production process. Schumer also indicated Democrats would reject any effort at a so-called witness swap with Republicans.
Trump's defense has largely skirted the reported revelations from a draft of a book written by former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
On Sunday, the New York Times cited excerpts from an unpublished book by Mr Bolton.
© ASSOCIATED PRESS Former National security adviser John Bolton leaves his home in Bethesda, Md.
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Senator Ted Cruz, a staunch Trump defender, said the Bolton book would not "impact the legal issue before this Senate".
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Celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who has sought to cast himself as a nonpartisan member of President Trump's defense team, pledged Tuesday that he would not earn money from his work in the Senate impeachment trial.
The impeachment charges alleged that Trump wanted Ukraine to initiate an investigation of the Bidens and Hunter Biden's role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company in exchange for the release of US military aid and a White House visit for Ukraine's newly elected president.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Republicans' refusal to call Mr Bolton and others is "now even more indefensible".
"Even if a president, any president, were to demand a quid pro quo as a condition to sending aid to a foreign country, obviously a highly disputed manner in this case, that would not by itself constitute an abuse of power", Dershowitz said.
"I said, whatever you do - and we were still in the process of trying to find someone to take my place - I said whatever you do, don't hire a 'yes man, ' someone who won't tell you the truth - don't do that", Kelly said at the time. After questions, senators will vote whether to call witnesses.
"I'm really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Democratic caucus-goers".
"I think Bolton probably has something to offer us", said Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, who is viewed as a barometer of whether there will be enough Republican votes to call witnesses.
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