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Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday he would like to hear from former national security adviser John Bolton in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Bolton offered to testify on Monday.

The Hill reports Romney told reporters he wants to hear from Bolton and find out what he knows about President Trump's interactions with Ukraine.

I would like to be able to hear from John Bolton. What the process is to make that happen, I don’t have an answer for you,” he added.

 

Romney is the first GOP senator to specifically say he wants to hear from Bolton since the former Trump administration official said earlier Monday that he is willing to testify if the Senate subpoenas him.

 

Bolton announced in a statement on Monday that he would testify if he is subpoenaed by the Senate, a decision that immediately sent shockwaves through Washington.

 

"The House has concluded its Constitutional responsibility by adopting Articles of Impeachment related to the Ukraine matter. It now falls to the Senate to fulfill its Constitutional obligation to try impeachments, and it does not appear possible that a final judicial resolution of the still-unanswered Constitutional questions can be obtained before the Senate acts," Bolton said in a statement.

 

"Accordingly, since my testimony is once again at issue, I have had to resolve the serious competing issues as best I could, based on careful consideration and study. I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify," he added.

Bolton is one of several witnesses Democrats want to call during the Senate impeachment trial.