LIVE UPDATES: Senators avoid witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, amid day of twists

Trump's defense team argued the former president didn't incite the violence at the Capitol

Senators on Saturday initially voted to call witnesses in President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial -- but that was nixed after both sides came to an agreement to enter a key statement into record. 

Fast Facts

    • Trump lawyers had called on lawmakers to close the trial out.
    • Senators extended the trial on Saturday.

    Senators extended the trial on Saturday.

Senators were expected to vote on a single article of impeachment -- incitement of insurrection -- for Trump's alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot. 

But senators voted 55-45 to call witnesses, extending the trial. But then in one more twist, they agreed to enter a key statement by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler into record.

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