🚨 Saturday shock: Senators voted to hear witnesses in former President Trump's impeachment trial — with the possibility that Speaker Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy will be called. Axios live updates.
- The trial had been expected to wrap today. Mitch McConnell told fellow Senate Republicans in an email this morning that he would vote to acquit Trump.
- Now the lead House impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin, is seeking testimony from GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, to talk about a conversation between McCarthy and Trump during the Capitol siege.
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