Democrats renew demand for new witnesses in impeachment trial

Pelosi-McConnell fight sets up a clash of Washington's titansDemocrats on Sunday issued a fresh call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to allow witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial whose testimony President Trump blocked during the House investigation.

Image result for violin playing cartoonThe demand came after newly released emails indicated that White House budget officials ordered a freeze on military aid to Ukraine about 90 minutes after Trump’s controversial July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The documents bolstered evidence of a link between the phone call and the alleged effort by Trump and his associates to use the security aid as leverage to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Trump says he did nothing wrong.

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