In the Senate trial against former President Donald Trump on whether or not to incite insurrection, prosecutors want to call at least one witness.

This means that no judgment is expected on Saturday, as was the case earlier in the day.

It concerns a member of the House of Representatives who overheard a telephone conversation between President Trump and the Republican leader in the House of Representatives during the storming of parliament.

Republican Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler reportedly heard Trump refused to come to the rescue of Congress during the storming of the Capitol on January 6.

The president is said to have made that clear in a conversation with party leader Kevin McCarthy.

More witnesses may follow, prosecutors Jamie Raskin said on Saturday shortly after the case resumed.


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Trump lawyers now also want to come with witnesses

Defense attorney Michael Van Der Veen opposed the summoning of witnesses, but stated that he himself would come with witnesses if the Senate agreed.

The senators then voted by a simple majority to allow witnesses and new evidence.

The process, which was expected to have been completed on Saturday, will therefore take longer.

The leader of the Republicans in the Senate Mitch McConnell will vote against a conviction of former President Donald Trump, he would have told party members shortly before the start of the session.

The likelihood of a conviction thus seems to be almost viewed, say insiders.


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Trump is accused of inciting violence

Trump is accused of inciting his supporters to an uprising that culminated in the storming of the Capitol, the parliament building in the capital Washington.

Five people lost their lives.

His lawyers call the trial "political revenge" and "unconstitutional".


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