Politics Schumer: Dems will 'force votes on witnesses and documents' in Trump impeachment trial

05:50  20 january  2020
05:50  20 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: 'We will force votes' on witnesses and documents

  Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: 'We will force votes' on witnesses and documents Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday night he is prepared to "force votes for witnesses and documents" in the Senate impeachment trial if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not call for it in his proposal. "We have the right to do it, We are going to do it and we are going to do it at the beginning on Tuesday if leader McConnell doesn't call for these witnesses in his proposal," Schumer said at a press conference in New York. "We're allowed to amend it, and ask for them.

Chuck Schumer plans to force swing-state Republicans to vote on whether to bring witnesses to the trial . Will moderate Senators cross President Trump in a desperate effort to save their seats in states where public opinion favors witness testimony? Right Angle is a production of our Members who will

Chuck Schumer , the Democratic leader in the senate, again called for new witnesses and documents to be permitted in the trial . Mr McConnell has not ruled out witnesses . He suggested the format would mimic the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, during which senators voted on

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vowed Sunday evening to "force votes on witnesses and documents" in the impeachment trial against President Trump starting this week, and suggested that Republicans were engaged in a cover-up to block Democrats from doing so.

Chuck Schumer wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: President Trump and New York Democratic Senator Schumer comment on the upcoming impeachment trial. © FoxNews.com President Trump and New York Democratic Senator Schumer comment on the upcoming impeachment trial.

During a news conference, Schumer questioned why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was "being so secretive about his proposal" to call witnesses, a point of contention for weeks between opposing congressional leaders gearing up to begin hearing arguments as they consider two charges against Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

Democrats predict speedy court victory in impeachment witness battle

  Democrats predict speedy court victory in impeachment witness battle Senate Democrats believe they can quickly win a court fight if President Trump attempts to use executive privilege to block witness testimony, they told reporters Friday. “There could be a litigious argument, but I think it will be dismissed rather quickly,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Friday when asked about a protracted court battle to get witnesses to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial. “They would be given very prompt judicial review given the urgency in the stakes of an impeachment trial.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , in a speech on the Senate floor Friday, called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow the introduction of witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial of President Trump . He accused McConnell of using "finger-pointing and name-calling" to avoid

Impeachment Highlights: Senate Lays Groundwork for Trial . House impeachment managers read the charges against President Trump to the Senate, and “I JUST GOT IMPEACHED FOR MAKING A PERFECT PHONE CALL!” he wrote, apparently referring to the July phone call in which he asked

McConnell has vowed to start the trial without making a decision on calling witnesses, following a similar pattern to then-President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999.


Schumer went on to say Trump was "afraid of the truth," claiming the president knew he was guilty.

"We Democrats aim to get the truth," Schumer said. "Make no mistake about it, we will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four republicans to side with the Constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law, and not side, in blind obeisance, to President Trump and his desire to suppress the truth. Because, in my judgment, he probably thinks he's guilty."

Chuck Schumer embraces an old friend: The media

  Chuck Schumer embraces an old friend: The media But it's unclear if the Senate minority leader's approach will win over Republicans.The New York Democrat is engaging in an unprecedented media blitz — even for the voluble Senate minority leader — as he pushes Democratic calls for witnesses and documents to make the case against President Donald Trump.

The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump began in the US Senate on Thursday, starting with a reading of the charges. Documents and witness testimony from the probe revealed the likelihood that the president knew his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the former New York City

Pomp and a procession, then Trump impeachment trial begins in earnest. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer renewed his party's request that the trial include new witnesses and documents not available for the House impeachment Any four senators could force an outcome.


As Schumer addressed reporters in New York, Trump brushed off impeachment and touted his economy and job records.

He told farmers at an event in Texas, "What do I get out of it? I get impeached, that's what I get out of it."

Rand Paul to force Senate vote on Hunter Biden testimony if GOP colleagues back Democratic witnesses .
Sen. Rand Paul said he will force the Senate to vote on whether they want to hear impeachment testimony from Hunter Biden if his colleagues support hearing from witnesses proposed by Democrats. © Provided by Washington ExaminerBiden, 49, was at the center of President Trump’s request for Ukrainian leaders to investigate his father, Joe Biden, for possible corruption. While the elder Biden was leading diplomatic efforts in Ukraine as Obama’s vice president, the younger Biden received a high-paying position on the board of Burisma, an allegedly corrupt natural gas firm in Ukraine.

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