Where the Moderate Senators Stand on Bolton Testimony After the Book Leak

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Posted: Jan 27, 2020 12:40 PM
Where the Moderate Senators Stand on Bolton Testimony After the Book Leak

Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

The Senate needs to make a decision on whether or not former national security adviser John Bolton should testify in the impeachment trial against President Trump. In his new book, Bolton reportedly claims that Trump did tie the withholding of military aid to Ukraine to an investigation of the Bidens. The book leak has especially alarmed some of the more moderate Republican jurors.

Here's where a few of them stand. 

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) wants to hear from Bolton, and he predicted that other Republicans will follow.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) called Bolton an honest man, but was suspicious of the timing.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is now leaning more than ever on a Bolton testimony.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said she's "still curious" to hear Bolton's narrative, but that the members still need to decide on whether they need more information.

In addition to Bolton, Democrats want to hear from Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, senior adviser to Mulvaney, Robert Blair, and Office of Management and Budget official Michael Duffey. 

The White House defense team continues their opening arguments on Monday at 1 p.m. ET. Expect them to respond to the Bolton book leaks.