Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly: A Senate trial without witnesses is only “half a trial"

“You open yourself up forever as a Senate that shirks its responsibilities"

Published February 2, 2020 4:00AM (EST)

John Kelly (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
John Kelly (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


According to President Trump's former chief of staff, he thinks an impeachment trial with no witnesses should only be considered "half a trial," reports.

"In my view, they kind of leave themselves open to a lot of criticism," John Kelly said in an interview. "It seems it was half a trial."

Kelly says he believes new revelations from Bolton's upcoming book that Trump played a central role in a campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce an investigation into the Bidens.

"If I was advising the United States Senate, I would say, 'If you don't respond to 75 percent of the American voters and have witnesses, it's a job only half done," he added. "You open yourself up forever as a Senate that shirks its responsibilities."

By Sky Palma


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