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Not even a Bolton from the blue will get rid of party-backed Trump

ANALYSIS | There is renewed fever around the ex-adviser’s impeachment testimony, and then there's reality

Ben Riley Smith

Last week Donald Trump’s impeachment trial went just about as well as the White House could have hoped.

Yes, there were emotive pleas from the Democratic prosecutors, excoriating the US president’s “dangerous” behaviour as they lobbied hard for his removal. But the facts were not new, having almost entirely been revealed in 2019, and there were few signs that Republican senators, who hold the body’s majority and thus the power, were swayed.

That changed on Sunday night. Suddenly here was a new claim, made by someone allegedly with first-hand knowledge, about an issue at the heart of the impeachment case...

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