Chuck Schumer Send List of Demands For Trump Impeachment Trial to All of His Fellow Senators

Chuck Schumer Send List of Demands For Trump Impeachment Trial to All of His Fellow Senators


Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer sent
a letter containing a list of demands for the upcoming Trump impeachment trial to his
fellow Senators. Clearly Chuckie has no memory of what just
transpired in the House, and it’s pretty rich for him to demand “fairness.” Reuters
has the story: “U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer
on Monday outlined the kinds of documents he would like to have introduced as evidence
in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, including emails and other communications
held by the White House and State Department. In a letter to his 99 fellow senators, Schumer
wrote that denying the Senate these documents “would be to turn a willfully blind eye
to the facts” in the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges against Trump
that were approved by the House of Representatives last week. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell, a Republican, said that he and Schumer were at an impasse over the Democrat’s
demand for four administration witnesses to testify and for documents to be entered into
the trial record. The Republican president was charged with
abuse of power and obstructing Congress’ investigation. He has said he did nothing
wrong. His trial in the Senate is likely to start
in January but no exact date has been set as Democrats and Republicans are at loggerheads
over the rules for a trial. Examples Schumer listed of potentially important
documents were records between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy related to the
“scheduling, preparation for, and follow-up from” their April 21 and July 25 telephone
calls. Schumer also listed email communications related
to “several occasions” in which National Security Council officials “reported their
concerns to the NSC legal advisor about the decision to delay” almost $400 million in
U.S. security assistance to Ukraine. Detailed notes, emails and text messages that
State Department witnesses told House investigators have been withheld by the administration also
were included in Schumer’s letter. McConnell said on Monday that Republicans
had not ruled out hearing witnesses in the impeachment trial, as sought by the Democrats,
but wanted to leave the decision until after the trial begins. Trump was impeached on two charges over his
pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden, a potential
Democratic candidate to run against Republican Trump in the November 2020 election. There is little chance Trump will be convicted
and removed from office through a trial in the Republican-led Senate, but the impeachment
proceedings could resonate at the ballot box in November.” If Democrats didn’t have double standards
they’d have no standards at all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *