CONGRESS/DEMS/GOP/IMPEACHMENT/JOHN BOLTON/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Senate impeachment trial adjourned Friday evening [Jan. 31, 2020], with a plan to return Monday morning to continue. Closing arguments will be presented Monday, after which senators will be permitted to speak on the floor. A final vote, during which President Trump is expected to be acquitted, is expected next Wednesday around 4 p.m. ET.

On Friday, the Senate voted not to call witnesses in the trial. The vote was 51 to 49 against witnesses. Democrats had pleaded for two weeks to hear testimony from, among others, former national security adviser John Bolton. But most Republicans resisted. Just two Republicans — Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine — voted with the Democratic caucus.”

-Brian Naylor and Bobby Allyn, “Senate To Vote On Impeachment Articles Wednesday,” npr.org, Jan. 31, 2020