Tuesday, December 17, 2019

White House calls Schumer’s request for ‘fairness’ in Senate impeachment trial ‘laughable’

The White House and Republicans pushed back on Monday at Sen. Chuck Schumer’s proposal to call witnesses — including former national security adviser John Bolton and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney — to testify at President Trump’s expected impeachment trial in the Senate.
“Let us hope that fairness will prevail” a laughable quote from @SenSchumer this AM….after the dems release an ‘impeachment report’ in the middle of the night,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham wrote on Twitter. “Thankfully the people of this country continue to see the partisan sham that this is.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who would serve as a juror in the Senate impeachment trial against Trump, said Democrats had their chance to call Bolton and Mulvaney during their investigation in the House that led to two articles of impeachment — for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
“He should have talked to Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi. They dropped their demands for this testimony when it became apparent that witnesses were going to seek court guidance on competing demands. Schiff dropped the ball,” Cornyn wrote on Twitter, referring to Reps. Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who spearheaded the impeachment inquiry in the House.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has been coordinating with the White House on conducting a possible impeachment trial, said the two leaders are expected to meet.
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