Trump now favors rapid Senate trial after backing down on Biden testimony

The White House has backed down in its demand to call a string of witnesses during President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, according to senior Republican sources, who say a swift resolution is now the favored strategy.

Trump has previously demanded that Joe Biden and his son Hunter give evidence as part of a trial that he said would reveal the extent of the corruption in U.S. politics and confirm the need for him to “clean the swamp.”

The issue took on greater significance Monday with Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton saying he was willing to appear if he was subpoenaed.

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