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Former national security adviser John Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 13:43:29-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former national security adviser John Bolton announced Monday that he is now willing to testify in the impending Senate impeachment trial if he is subpoenaed.

"I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify," wrote Bolton, who left the White House in September.

Bolton says he made the decision after weighing the issues of executive privilege.

Bolton is among the witnesses that Democrats are pressing to hear from, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has publicly expressed resistance to calling new witnesses.

The Democrat-controlled House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in December.

The House has not yet sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, where a trial would be conducted to decide whether or not Trump will be removed from office.