White House spokesman: Trump 'not afraid of a fight' in impeachment trial

On Monday, several news outlets reported that the White House is preparing for GOP defections that would allow the Senate to call witnesses in the trial, potentially paving the way for what could be damning testimony from Bolton.

But other Senate Republicans, like Rand Paul (R-Ky.), have warned their colleagues that voting to have Bolton testify in the trial is not enough, and that they may force votes on calling former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who are at the center of the charges against Trump.

Trump has repeatedly indicated that he would have no problems with Bolton testifying but would invoke executive privilege to block his appearance for precedent-setting purposes.

Gidley reiterated that stance Tuesday, telling the “Fox & Friends” hosts “we don’t really care who comes forward” because in the White House’s view, any witness called by Democrats would only exonerate the president.