U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, left the White House, Friday, January 31, as the Senate held a crucial vote in his impeachment trial. They were scheduled to spend the weekend at Trump’s Mar-a-largo resort in Florida. ––––––––– READ MORE: The Republican-majority Senate is widely anticipated to acquit Trump after rejecting Democratic calls for new evidence. The precise timetable for final action was unclear as the Senate began four hours of debate between House managers and Trump's lawyers over whether to call witnesses, including Bolton. Bolton wrote that the White House conversation occurred in early May, more than two months before Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to publicly announce an investigation of Biden, a political rival Trump could potentially face in the 2020 presidential election.