A top GOP senator said testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton could be a boon to President Trump in a Senate impeachment trial.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the upper chamber, voiced a willingness to vote in favor of subpoenaing Bolton to testify but only after he learns what the ex-Trump adviser has to say.
“I would want to know what he has to offer that would help eliminate the issues, the two articles of impeachment, that have been issued by the House of Representatives. That would define the scope of any Senate trial,” he said in an interview Monday on Fox News Radio’s The Guy Benson Show.
Bolton, 71, issued a statement hours earlier saying he would not fight a subpoena to testify, marking a shift from his refusal to testify before House investigators on orders from the White House. The House passed two articles of impeachment nearly three weeks ago that charged Trump with abuse of power in dealing with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress.