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Behind Bolton's decision

Byron York, Washington Examiner

John Bolton shook up the Trump impeachment standoff with his announcement that, if subpoenaed, he is "prepared to testify" before a Senate trial. It's still not clear, of course, when or even if a trial might occur, since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is withholding the articles of impeachment. But, if there is a trial, and if the Senate subpoenas Bolton, he won't fight. Bolton's statement is an important development. But there is a lot more to the question of testimony in the Senate impeachment trial. It might not even happen — at least four Republican senators would have to join minority Democrats to make it possible. And even if it does, it could quickly turn into a very complicated affair.