Tag Archives: Chuck Schumer

Senate Dems Win Two Trial Concessions From GOP

CNBC reports: Senate Democrats won two key changes to the rules of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as proceedings kicked off Tuesday afternoon. The changes will permit each sides’ opening arguments to span three days, instead of two, and will also admit materials into evidence from the House investigation into Trump last fall. The surprise last-minute changes were revealed Tuesday …

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Schumer Blasts McConnell’s Senate Trial “Cover Up”

The Hill reports: Senate Democrats slammed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday night over his proposed rules for President Trump’s impeachment trial, accusing the GOP leader of a “cover up.” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called McConnell’s proposal a “national disgrace,” and vowed to try to change it on the floor on Tuesday. The rules would condense the …

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Schumer Warns Trump May “Bumble Us Into Major War”

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week” that he was concerned Trump’s decision will “get us into another ‘endless war’ in the Middle East,” adding the U.S. is “closer to that” because of his actions. “I am really worried, and that is why Congress must assert itself,” the Senate minority leader said, saying the …

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Schumer: Trump Needs Our Permission For Iran War

Reuters reports: The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that President Donald Trump does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without congressional authorization, and said he should have consulted with top congressional leaders before the U.S. killed a top Iranian commander. “It is my view that the president does not have the authority …

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McConnell Rejects Schumer’s Call For WH Witnesses

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer was making “a strange request” for impeachment trial proceedings expected in January. “We certainly do not need jurors to start brainstorming witness lists for the prosecution,” McConnell said. The back-and-forth came as the House prepares to vote to impeach President Trump along party …

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Schumer Rips McConnell: We Want A Fair Senate Trial

CNN reports: In an interview with CNN’s John Berman on “New Day,” Schumer blasted McConnell for coordinating with the White House ahead of the trial. “For him to talk to the President is one thing. For him to say, ‘I’m going to do just what the President wants,’ is totally out of line,” said Schumer, a New York Democrat. “As …

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Schumer Wants Trump Staff To Testify At Senate Trial

Roll Call reports: In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer indicated he’s looking for a full hearing of the charges against Trump when it takes up impeachment next year after the Senate’s holiday break. Schumer wants to call acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former national security adviser John Bolton, …

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Senate Spending Vote Averts Govt Shutdown For Now

Roll Call reports: The Senate cleared a monthlong spending bill Thursday, sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk hours before government funding was set to expire at midnight. The vote was 74-20. The continuing resolution is the second temporary spending bill Congress has passed since fiscal 2020 began on Oct. 1. Once Trump signs it — as his aides say …

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Chuck Schumer Sends Letter To Pentagon: How Are You Protecting Impeachment Witnesses From Retaliation?

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing the Pentagon for details on how its protecting officials from retaliation after they testify as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Schumer sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday asking for details on how the department is protecting two officials set to testify this week, …

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Schumer: Trump Should Come Testify Under Oath

“Speaker Pelosi invited President Trump to come testify, and I think her invitation is correct. If Donald Trump doesn’t agree with what he’s hearing, doesn’t like what he’s hearing, he shouldn’t tweet — he should come to the committee and testify under oath. “And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath. …

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Schumer Seeks Army Protection For Security Official

Bloomberg reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote to top Army officials Wednesday demanding to know what protections will be afforded to Army officer Alexander Vindman after the National Security Council aide’s patriotism was questioned by critics as he testified as part of the House impeachment inquiry. “Although he has served our country for more than 20 years and is …

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Schumer: McConnell Wants Russians To Interfere Again

Mediaite reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he believes Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Republicans “want the Russians to interfere” in the next presidential election. “They want the Russians to interfere because they think it’ll help them. It’s clear. Mueller made this clear that the Russians wanted Trump to win,” Schumer said. The Senate minority leader spoke on SiriusXM’s “The …

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Chuck Schumer Dodges On Supporting Impeachment

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday dodged questions on whether he would support the House beginning a formal inquiry to impeach President Donald Trump. “I believe that … Speaker Pelosi is handling this appropriately,” Schumer told reporters. Schumer’s deference to Pelosi comes after Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, said over the …

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Schumer: Trump Tipped His Fear Of Mueller Last Night

One of the most notable parts of last night’s state of the union address was when Trump said this: “An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. …

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McConnell And Schumer Agree To Two Shutdown Votes

The New York Times reports: The Senate will vote Thursday on two separate bills that would bring an immediate end to the partial government shutdown: one backed by President Trump that includes $5.7 billion for his border wall and another that would simply extend funding for shuttered agencies through Feb. 8. The plan, a compromise between Senator Mitch McConnell, the …

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Trump: “Cryin Chuck” Lied About My Temper Tantrum

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is back on Twitter, this time disputing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer‘s account of how their meeting together fell apart yesterday. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional Democrats journeyed to the White House yesterday for a new round of discussions about the government shutdown over Trump’s demand for a border wall. After negotiations …

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Trump Stalks Out Of Shutdown Meeting With Dems

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday dismissed his meeting with Democratic leaders to negotiate an end to a partial government shutdown as a “total waste of time.” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters outside the White House that Trump “just walked out of the meeting.” The gathering lasted for roughly a half hour. The president met with …

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Democrats Demand Equal Time After Trump’s Address

CNN reports: Following news that the networks would air Trump’s immigration address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement that they should be given an equal amount of time to respond. “Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will …

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Chuck Schumer: Trump Just Threatened To Continue Government Shutdown For “Months Or Even Years”

CNBC reports: Democrats emerged from what they called a “contentious” two-hour meeting at the White House on Friday showing little optimism about ending a partial government shutdown. Bipartisan congressional leaders huddled with President Donald Trump as they try to break an impasse over the president’s demand for $5 billion to build his proposed border wall. The president threatened to keep …

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Schumer Rips Trump’s “Temper Tantrum” As Shutdown Looms: He’s Not Getting The Wall In Any Form [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Sunday said President Donald Trump is preventing a deal to avert a partial government shutdown because of a “temper tantrum” over his demand for more funding to build a border wall. “We Democrats, Leader Pelosi and I, offered the president two options as to how to avoid the shutdown,” he said. “We …

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