Sign the petition to Chief Justice Roberts: Call on John Bolton to testify in Trump impeachment trial
Cover-ups, corruption, and an astounding ability to disregard any evidence: it’s just another day in the Trump impeachment trial.
Despite a bombshell report that Trump personally told former national security adviser John Bolton that he was withholding nearly $400 million in aid from Ukraine, Senate Republicans continue to make it painstakingly clear that their loyalty is to Trump, not our democracy, their constituents, or the Constitution.
Republican senators still don’t want any witnesses—and they certainly don’t want Bolton, going as far as to call the report a “marketing stunt” and questioning if Bolton was even a “first-hand witness” in the first place.
If Senate Republicans refuse to call witnesses and subpoena John Bolton, Chief Justice John Roberts must do so instead.
There are two ways this can play out. In his role presiding over the impeachment trial, Justice Roberts has the power to make and issue subpoenas himself. House impeachment managers can also seek a subpoena from the presiding officer, which does not require a Senate vote to approve.
Justice Roberts has a responsibility to be impartial and apolitical, but if he does not take initiative to subpoena Bolton, the Democratic House managers have an obligation to step in. No matter how we get there, the end goal is the same: John Bolton must testify.