GOP Senators Appear Likely to Block Witnesses in Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans appear likely to end President Trump’s impeachment trial without considering new witnesses or documents on Friday, moving closer to acquitting him of both impeachment articles.

The Senate will vote Friday on whether to introduce additional evidence in the trial after the House Democratic impeachment managers and the president’s defense team each present arguments on the question for two hours. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), considered one of the key swing votes on the measure, said Thursday…

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