This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.
We wouldn’t want to address the heart of the problem, now would we?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who staunchly opposed witnesses in the 1999 impeachment trial of Bill Clinton, announced on Sunday that he wants to summon witnesses to appear at a Senate trial if the House votes to impeach President Trump.
Just not Hunter Biden.
In a Sunday letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Schumer called for subpoenas to compel testimony from acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, his senior adviser Robert Blair, former National Security Adviser John Bolton and associate director for national security in the White House budget office, Michael Duffy, according to the Washington Times.
Hunter Biden – whose lucrative board seat on a Ukrainian gas company is at the heart of corruption allegations against him and his father Joe Biden – would be a “distraction,” according to Schumer.
“I think we should focus on having a fair trial,” said Schumer in a Monday appearance on CNN‘s “New Day,” adding “Hunter Biden doesn’t add to that.”
“I’m not going to negotiate here in public, but the bottom line is I haven’t seen a scintilla of evidence that Hunter Biden would add anything other than show, circus, distraction,” Schumer added. “If President Trump is so certain that he did nothing wrong, what is he afraid of?”
Schumer, who opposed witnesses in Clinton’s impeachment, says that things were different then.
“The Republicans could not negotiate a fair bunch of witnesses with the Democrats,” he said. “It wasn’t a bipartisan negotiation. It should be now.”
House Democrats have accused President Trump of abusing his office by improperly withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for the country announcing investigations into the Bidens and other matters.
Ukraine, meanwhile, had no idea the aid was being withheld at the time of a July 25 phone call in which President Trump made the requests of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
FORGET ABOUT IT Chucky (Schumer). The days of the Republicans rolling over for your BS are gone. You and the remainder of the PARADE OF IDIOTS have been revealed as the POWER-hungry shady characters you are.
Senator Chuck “Shomer Yisrael” must be Replaced by a Senator who will “Shomer” the U.S.
“My name as you know comes from a Hebrew word. It comes from the word shomer, which means guardian … and I believe Hashem, actually, gave me the name as one of my roles that is very important in the United States Senate, to be a shomer for Israel, and I will continue to be that with every bone in my body.” (US Senator Charles Schumer interviewed by Nachum Segal, Apr 22, 2010)
Chucky – Your deranged House counterparts have given the senate a blueprint to follow.
Your astounding hypocrisy is on full display.
You and your crazy Liberal do not control the senate – so the true is coming and your Party’s hate and deception and criminal activities will be exposed –
hunter biden is a crackhead
and everybody knows international companies are aggressively seeking crackheads to run their operations
Mac …you mad bro?
Funny they want witnesses that could have been called in….but then the Dems owned the house committee….. sorry its the Repubs turn now!
Coyote and roadrunner.
I have followed these stories since before I was old enough to sign up for the draft, yet the perps were never effectively prosecuted, of which I can recall.
Hey Chucky, you lyin’ sack of (you know). You had a different attitude about DUE PROCESS in previous decades. As a pompass a**, you know that you are entitled to the exact same treatment the House Demonrats foisted on the Republicans.
Check out the son of Pelosi.
Nov 14, 2019 Son of House Speaker Pelosi made money in Ukraine
Reports have suggested the son of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have used her position to benefit financially.