Skip to comments.Schumer: Newly revealed emails a 'devastating blow' to McConnell's impeachment trial plans
Posted on 01/02/2020 10:18:04 PM PST by bitt
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) seized on newly released emails surrounding President Trump's decision to delay aid to Ukraine, arguing they underscored the need for witnesses and documents as part of an impeachment trial.
The newly-revealed unredacted emails are a devastating blow to Senator McConnells push to have a trial without the documents and witnesses weve requested," Schumer said in a statement.
"These emails further expose the serious concerns raised by Trump administration officials about the propriety and legality of the presidents decision to cut off aid to Ukraine to benefit himself," he added.
Schumer's comments come after Just Security obtained unredacted emails between the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon about the decision to delay aid to Ukraine.
In one email, Michael Duffey, the associate director of national security at the Office of Management and Budget, told the acting Pentagon comptroller that there was "clear direction from POTUS to hold, according to Just Security.
The unredacted emails are the latest round of new details on Trump's decision to delay Ukraine aid last year. The New York Times recently reported that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Robert Blair, assistant to the president and senior adviser to Mulvaney, were aware that the delay would prompt backlash from Congress.
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BOMBSHELL TONIGHT! Schumer has nothing.
Same BS different day with a new headline. Too bad for you Chucky. After today’s events I strongly suggest that you lawyer up.
But, didn’t they already know the President put a hold on the weapons? I don’t recall him denying it. So how can this change anything at all?
They’ve been goosing up headlines over nothing for nearly three years.
Schumer’s definition of devastating is a lot different from mine.
They’ve got him now. Damn, this is pathetic.
In other words emails show that Trump was trying to do his job despite sabotage by the deep state...
...if only they could find Hillary’s e-mails !
Trump doesn't NEED a reason that you agree with to delay aid to Ukraine!
What LAW limits delays to 45 days?
Not to mention that you don't have the GUTS to call witnesses to testify in the Senate....because NOBODY testifies until the GOP gets what they want from the witnesses they call.
(meaning that we are NOT going let the Deep State refuse subpoenas or pretend to forget on the stand and then let you grill our guys)
the hate US is apoplectic tonight, we killed their hero
Bring it mofos. Trump can press the issue and finally defend himself in a real trial. The articles of impeachment reference the russia investigation, biden and corruption in Ukraine. In a trial with witnesses, Trump is within his rights to call in a lot of bad actors to testify. Add to that, Trump was not allowed to participate in the impeachment inquiry, so he must be allowed time to build a defense by interviewing witnesses. mcconnel and linda will not be able to limit Trump and still expect to be elected later this year.
That’s a nothing burger. Like Schmuckey Choomer hisself.
These people create “evidence” whenever they need it, don’t they? When is all this BS gonna be exposed, if ever? Schmucky and the rest of the RATS are lying through their teeth and they know it!
Wow, sounds serious. I guess House Democrats should have done their job. Oh well, sucks to be incompetent.
Lying Schumer gotta Slander and his manure bin is empty.
Must be sad to be a monkey with constipation.
Chuckie, the American people don’t give a tinkers damn about Ukraine. Remember when your state controlled media said Russia was no threat? We do. Fine with me if we don’t give Ukraine one red cent to distribute to their corrupt oligarchs - and the Biden family.
F - - - Schmuck
Your boy Obama meddling in the 2016 election with an alphabet agency sting operation called Crossfire Hurricane. It was an abuse of power to help his party and it is YOUR legacy Schmuckyboy.
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