The United States Senate has voted against calling further witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

The vote makes it more likely that the trial will come to a quick close, with a vote to acquit the President, as early as Friday.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said previously that he is prepared to vote to acquit without hearing further evidence or witnesses. Many of his Republican colleagues voiced a similar position.

Two Republican senators sided with Democrats in supporting the move to bring witnesses, putting the final tally at 51-49.

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