Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that newly released emails show the importance of having White House witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.
Schumer spoke at a press conference in New York City and called on President Trump to release the documents and allow witnesses to testify in front of the Senate to allow for a “full, fair and honest” trial.
“What is a trial with no witnesses and no documents?” he said, according to a press release from his office. “It’s a sham trial. And that’s why feel so strongly that there ought to be witnesses and documents.”
Schumer cited the emails released this weekend in response to a Center for Public Integrity Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. One of the emails sent by senior White House official Michael Duffey requested that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pause military aid to Ukraine and to keep that information “closely held to those who need to know.”