GOP group launches ad campaign urging senators to call witnesses at impeachment trial

GOP group launches ad campaign urging senators to call witnesses at impeachment trial
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An anti-Trump Republican group is launching new ads urging senators to call witnesses as part of the impeachment trial that's kicking off in the Senate. 

Republicans for the Rule of Law is spending $1 million to air two ads on “Fox & Friends” and “Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsTwo additional Fox Media employees test positive for COVID-19 Second Fox Business employee tests positive for coronavirus Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in self-quarantine after staffer tests positive for coronavirus MORE Tonight” every day next week, the group announced Thursday. 

The ads center on letting former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonHave the courage to recognize Taiwan McConnell says Obama administration 'did leave behind' pandemic plan Trump company lawyer warned Michael Cohen not to write 'tell-all' book: report MORE testify. Bolton said earlier this month he would be willing to testify if subpoenaed. 

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One ad uses clips of House GOP members lamenting a lack of first-hand witnesses as part of the impeachment hearings. 

“Now, John Bolton, a witness with first-hand information, has agreed to testify in the Senate trial,” the narrator of the ad says. “Senate Republicans, Americans deserve the truth. Let Bolton testify.”

The second ad similarly focuses on Bolton’s knowledge of the administration’s decision to withhold aid to Ukraine, the issue central to allegations of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K coronavirus deaths DOJ: George Floyd death investigation a 'top priority' Lifting our voices — and votes MORE’s impeachment, urging senators to call the former official to testify. 

In addition to the TV ads on the Fox shows, Republicans for the Rule of Law will promote the ads across digital platforms for the next two weeks in Utah, Arkansas, Maine, Tennessee, Colorado and Arizona. 

Digital billboards with a similar message will also appear in each of the targeted states' capitals for the next two weeks.

The billboards ask, "What is Trump Hiding?"