Posted by Curt on 27 January, 2020 at 12:16 pm. 1 comment.


After Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney reiterated his desire to hear testimony from former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday morning, his office would not say whether Romney also supports calls to bring in Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, or the so-called whistleblower to testify before the Senate.

“Senator Romney has said all along that John Bolton may have relevant information and that he wants to hear from him. He will make a decision regarding witnesses after listening to the White House’s defense,” said Arielle Mueller, press secretary for Romney.

Democrats have advocated for Bolton and some other select witnesses who did not testify during the House impeachment inquiry to testify in the Senate impeachment hearings, but have not called to hear from witnesses involved in the alleged corruption between Hunter Biden and Ukrainian gas company Burisma during his father Joe Biden’s vice presidency, nor those involved in filing or coordinating the initial whistleblower complaint.

Democrats’ demands heightened Sunday after a New York Times report, based on a leaked manuscript of Bolton’s forthcoming tell-all book, made new allegations regarding Trump’s withholding of Ukrainian aid. Romney said, based “on the story that came out yesterday,” it is “very likely” other Republican senators would join him in seeking Bolton’s testimony during this week’s impeachment hearings.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the recently appointed Republican senator from Georgia, criticized Romney for caving to the Democrats’ demands to hear from anti-Trump witnesses.

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