McConnell and Pelosi give no signs of budging on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress opened the new year with the Senate deadlocked over United States (US) President Donald Trump’s impeachment  trial, leaving the proceedings deeply in flux as Republicans refuse to bend to Democratic demands for new witnesses. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed no signs on Friday of negotiating with the Democrats as he aims for Trump’s swift acquittal. At the same time, the Republican leader acknowledged the Senate cannot begin the historic undertaking until House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivers the articles of impeachment — which she is refusing to do until he provides details on the trial’s scope. Neither seems willing to budge. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin