- Title: U.S. Sen. Schumer outlines documents he wants for impeachment trial
- Date: 23rd December 2019
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 23, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LETTER FROM U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER TO FELLOW SENATORS
- Embargoed: 6th January 2020 16:52
- Keywords: Chuck Schumer letter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell impeachment trial
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C. + LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, HUDSON FALLS, NEW YORK; UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C. + LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, HUDSON FALLS, NEW YORK; UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001BB75Z5Z
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- Story Text: U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday (December 23) outlined the kinds of documents he would like to have introduced as evidence in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, including e-mails 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.
"I think, you know, we'll find out when we come back in session where we are," McConnell told reporters in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday (December 23).
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