Schumer Pushes Call For White House Witnesses In Trump Trial


Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is pushing his call for testimony from some current and former White House officials in a Senate trial of President Trump. Talking with reporters at the Capitol, Schumer said a Senate trial after House impeachment would be a weighty and solemn responsibility.

He stressed that a Senate trial must be fair – and reiterated the importance of testimony from witnesses including acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Schumer also wants the Senate to follow the lead of House Democrats and subpoena Trump administration documents that have been withheld.

The House is expected to vote to impeach the President tomorrow. As we told you before, a Senate trial would determine whether Trump will be removed from office. While Dems rule the House, the GOP controls the Senate and Schumer said Republicans should not "pre-judge the case" in Trump's favor. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said there's "no chance" the President will be removed from office.

Meantime, Kellyanne Conway says the Trump administration doesn't do things "just because" Schumer asks them to do it. This after Schumer requested current and former White House officials give testimony in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Conway, the White House counselor, says there's "no reason" for them to testify in the trial. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton were part of the requested witness list from Schumer.

Source: C-SPAN

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