Hey Beavis, this isn't a trial. The trial is in the Senate.
This is akin to a grand jury. The defense doesn't get to call witnesses.
How did it work when Clinton was impeached?
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The same damn way.
Cliff's Notes: The chair or ranking member can request a subpoena. If they both agree - the subpoena is issued. If one agrees and the other disagrees - it goes to the full committee for a vote. And.... you guessed it... the majority is gonna win that.
http://movies2.nytimes.com/library/poli ... -text.html
SECTION 2. (b) Such authority of the committee may be exercised:
�(1) by the chairman and the ranking minority member acting jointly, or, if either declines to act, by the other acting alone, except that in the event either so declines, either shall have the right to refer to the committee for decision the question whether such authority shall be so exercised and the committee shall be convened promptly to render that decision
From Trump's: (sorry the formatting sucks. Copy and pasting from PDF on my phone isn't easy)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pbs.or ... resolution
(4)(A) The ranking minority member of the
2 Permanent Select Committee is authorized, with the
3 concurrence of the chair, to require, as deemed nec-
4 essary to the investigation—
5 (i) by subpoena or otherwise—
6 (I) the attendance and testimony
7 of any person (including at a taking
8 of a deposition); and
9 (II) the production of books,
10 records, correspondence, memoranda,
11 papers, and documents; and
12 (ii) by interrogatory, the furnishing of
14 (B) In the case that the chair declines to con-
15 cur in a proposed action of the ranking minority
16 member pursuant to subparagraph (A), the ranking
17 minority member shall have the right to refer to the
18 committee for decision the question whether such
19 authority shall be so exercised and the chair shall
20 convene the committee promptly to render that deci-
21 sion, subject to the notice procedures for a com-
22 mittee meeting under clause 2(g)(3)(A) and (B) of
23 rule XI.