Sen. Chuck Schumer: NY Times Report On Ukraine Is Freeze Is ‘Game Changer’ | NBC News

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer responded to a detailed report in the New York Times about the Trump administration’s freeze on military aid to Ukraine. Schumer said the report further emphasizes the importance of key Trump aides designated by the Democrats to testify in the impeachment trial.



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So last night, the new york times published a new story detailing the machinations that president trump and his aides took to withhold military aid from ukraine. This news story shows all four witnesses that we senate democrats have requested. Mick mulvaney john bolton, michael duffy and robert blair were intimately involved and had direct knowledge of president trump's decision to cut off aid in ...
rder to benefit himself simply put in our fight to have key documents and witnesses in the senate impeachment trial. These new revelations are a game changer. The new reporting shows that there were serious concerns raised by trump administration officials about the propriety and legality of what the president was doing. According to thisstory, there was even a dramatic intervention style meeting about this in the oval office. Were president trump's, most senior national security officials pleaded with him to release the military aid to ukraine, and when you combine these new revelations with the explosive emails from michael duffy released last week, it makes the strongest case yet for a senate trial to include the witnesses And documents we have requested, let me be clear: this is about getting to the truth, as sergeant joe friday said in dragnet, just the facts: ma'am, that's what we want the facts. We don't know how these witnesses will testify. We don't know what the documents, if we get them our hands on them, willsay, maybe they'll, be exculpatory of president trump or maybe there'll be further condemning president trump's actions, we don't know, but we should see them regardless of what they say so far. Neither senator mcconnell nor any republican senator has articulated a single good reason why the trial shouldn't have these witnesses or documents. President trump hasn't given a reason. Mcconnell and trump do a lot of finger-pointing and name-calling, but they never refute why these witnesses not come.

Why these documents should not be there, so i hope every republican senator reads the story in today's new york times and explains why they would oppose our reasonable request for witnesses and documents in the senate trial the story, makesthe choice, even clearer. Will the senate hold a fair trial or will it enable a cover-up president trump, if you're so confident, you did nothing wrong? Why won't will you let your men testify what our senator mcconnell and president trump afraid of? If all the facts come out, president mr. president released the emails ledger, aides testify: hey nbc news viewers thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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