Chuck Schumer Invites President Trump to Testify Before the Senate
On CBS’ Face the Nation this morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made a direct offer for President Donald Trump to testify before the Senate:
“I’d like to invite the president to testify before the Senate. I think we could work out a way that it could be dignified, public with questions with Leader McConnell. Of course, we’d have to consult with Prosecutor Mueller before doing it.”
A few days ago, the president said he would be “100 percent” willing to testify under oath in the Mueller probe.
Schumer even tweeted out the Face the Nation clip to make his offer more direct:
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 11, 2017
However, it would appear not all of the Senate Democrats are on board.
Chris Wallace spoke on Fox News Sunday today with Senator Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and asked him if he’d like to see the president testify before Congress.
The Rhode Island senator had this response:
“Well, that raises the issue of separation of powers, frankly. And at that point, I think there’s some––the history would suggest that that’s not done often. The special prosecutor, Mr. Mueller, is the person that is charged to conduct this investigation and I believe he is the appropriate individual to conduct, through his staff, these investigations.”
Watch above, via CBS and Fox.
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