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Should Trump officials testify at impeachment?

The impeachment trial according to Senator Mitch McConnell's rules would allow for the Senate to vote on whether or not to bring witnesses after impeachment managers argue their case before the Senate. Many see McConnell's rules as a way for him to cover up Trump's actions — if Trump is innocent, his administration can testify to that under oath, Democrats argue. Republicans say impeachment is already a sham, and to force Trump's officials to testify against him is wrong. They see it as their duty to defend their president. What do you think?

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Here's how the New York Times describes McConnell's rules for Trump's impeachment trial:

Mr. McConnell had said repeatedly that he was modeling his rules on the procedures for Mr. Clinton’s 1999 impeachment trial, but he made changes that could tilt the playing field in Mr. Trump’s favor. While the Clinton-era rules imposed no limits on the 24 hours of oral arguments allowed on both sides, Mr. McConnell condensed them into two marathon-session days, which would allow the Senate to blaze through them by Saturday.
Senators could then pose questions to the two sides next week before debating whether to allow the prosecution and defense to try to call witnesses or seek documents. A senior Republican leadership aide conceded on Monday that Mr. McConnell had deviated from the 1999 rules, which admitted the House impeachment record into evidence at the start of the trial, in requiring a separate Senate vote to do so this time around. The change was necessary, argued the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to detail internal strategy, because the House had denied the president proper due process rights.

The rules in a nutshell:

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Democrats say it's clear McConnell is trying to cover up what Trump did. 

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University of Texas School of Law Professor Steve Vladeck says McConnell's rules are set up for the Senate to ignore evidence and witnesses. 

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Some conservatives say Democrats are being hypocritical about the trial. They were saying the opposite when Clinton was being impeached.

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