Support for witnesses in Senate trial at 75 percent: poll (The Hill link): A large majority of voters say the Senate should allow witnesses to testify during President Trump's impeachment trial, according to a poll from Quinnipiac University. Of those surveyed, 75 percent said they think that witnesses should be allowed to testify in the trial. Along party lines, 49 percent of respondents who identified as Republicans said that they thought there should be witness testimony while 95 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of independents said the same.
The growing call for witnesses from Democrats has hit a fever pitch following a New York Times report on former national security adviser John Bolton's book manuscript in which he says the president told him not to release military aid to Ukraine unless Kyiv investigated his political rivals.
The disclosure capped a meeting in which Senate Republicans emerged with no apparent resolution on whether to allow additional evidence during the trial after Trump's legal team urged lawmakers to move toward a speedy acquittal. The Kentucky Republican needs 51 senators to block Democrats' request for new witnesses and documents. Republicans remain hopeful they'll secure the votes especially since no GOP member has committed to supporting such a measure, though a few have hinted that they are open to it.