McConnell Opposes Impeachment Witnesses For Trump, But Supported Them For Clinton's Trial

Mitch McConnell is arguing against witnesses giving testimony in Trump's impeachment trial. McConnell had a different view in 1999 when he advocated having witnesses testify against Bill Clinton. "There have been 15 impeachments... two of them were cut short by resignations, in the other 13 impeachments there were witnesses." McConnell, Larry King Live, January 28, 1999. "It's not unusual to have a witness in a trial... three witnesses, I think that's pretty modest." McConnell now opposes witnesses at the Trump impeachment and is pressing for a short trial and a vote. CNN reports a Republican aide said the circumstances were different in the Clinton matter.