President Trump was pointedly invited by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) today to come to the Senate and testify about his assertion that former FBI Director James Comey lied under oath in his Senate testimony..
“I’d like to invite the president to testify before the Senate,” Schumer told host John Dickerson on CBS News’s “Face the Nation.”
Since Trump has voluntarily agreed to testify, the Democrats new paln for impeachment could be to let Trump tie the noose around his own neck by testifying.
Senator Schumer also said that Trump shed light on the “cloud” around his administration if he were to give testimony and/or release publicly the tapes he claimed that he might have documenting his phone conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
Schumer said, “There are two ways to clear up that cloud. One, if there are tapes, he alluded to the fact that there are tapes, maybe as a threat or taunting Comey. He should make them public right away. If there aren’t tapes, he should let that be known. No more game playing…and of course, he said he would testify. So I’m inviting him to come testify, and we could work that out,” Schumer continued, adding that the president appears to be taking the issue “almost a little bit lightly.”
In his press conference on Friday, Trump denied Comey’s assertion that Trump asked the FBI director to let “go” of the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn, or that he asked Comey grant a pledge of loyalty to him.
Trump added at that presser that he’s “100 percent” willing to go under oath regarding his assertions that Comey is lying.
See Senator Schumer’s comments below…
Schumer said that he would put together a “dignified, public” hearing along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Investigator Mueller.
Transcript: Sen. Chuck Schumer on “Face the Nation,” June 11, 2017 https://t.co/E2dlomXgya
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