Are Democrats getting cold feet about an impeachment trial?

Are Democrats getting cold feet about an impeachment trial?
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[Ed. – Shorter Politico: Democrats are now working frantically to extricate themselves from a mess of their own making. This fiasco will go down in history as the first (one hopes only) impeachment carried out on a 100% partisan basis.]

Senate Democrats are expected to almost unanimously to vote Donald Trump guilty at the end of his impeachment trial.But senators across the party’s spectrum insist they haven’t made up their mind.

It’s a bid to entice a handful of Senate Republicans to join their push for new documents and witnesses involved in the president’s Ukraine scandal, particularly those who have expressed dismay with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to coordinate closely with the White House.

It’s also a long-shot appeal to Trump, who maintains he’s done nothing wrong and had a “perfect” call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky. …

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Trump has said he wants to hear from his own array of witnesses in the trial. …

“What if we get them and some of them exonerate the president one way or another?” asked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a recent interview.

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