Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday to put forward a structure for a “fair and honest” Senate impeachment trial, should articles of impeachment pass the House of Representatives and be delivered to the Senate. The House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump this week.
Dinesh D’Souza reacted to Schumer calling for a “fair trial” after the Democrat House majority, the Speaker, and Committee Chairmen did not grant the same privilege to Republicans during their impeachment inquiry hearings.
Senator Schumer proposed in his letter that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the Senate trial, issue subpoenas to four administration officials who were asked to testify in the House impeachment inquiry: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, former national security adviser John Bolton, senior adviser to the Acting White House chief of staff Robert Blair and Michael Duffey, associate director for National Security, Office of Management and Budget.
Schumer’s letter also lays out a proposed timeline for a Senate trial: “Specifically, I propose that pretrial housekeeping measures be adopted on Monday, January 6, 2020; that the swearing-in of the Chief Justice and Senators occur on Tuesday, January 7, 2020; that after a period for preparation and submission of trial briefs, the House Managers be recognized on Thursday, January 9, 2020, to make their presentation for a period of not more than 24 hours, followed by the presentation by the President’s counsel, also for a period of not more than 24 hours,” Schumer wrote in part.
Monday on CNN, Schumer spoke with host John Berman to explain his letter and why it is important to call the witnesses he proposed. “I am sending this letter to letter this morning to all of my colleagues, Democrat and Republican, in hopes that we can come together on a fair trial,” Senator Chuck Schumer said.
“I guess the way you sum it up is the old Joe Friday on ‘Dragnet’– if you remember that show– ‘Just the facts, ma’am’. We don’t need any fishing expeditions. We’re not trying to be dilatory. We’re trying to have the kind of justice America is known for, which is swift, but fair justice,” he told Berman. (Continued Below)
Dinesh D’Souza posted a video clip of Senator Chuck Schumer’s comments on CNN after taking note of the way House Democrats treated Republicans during the impeachment inquiry hearings.
“We are not ‘coming together’ on anything. There is barely a coherent meaning to the term ‘we’ anymore. There is ‘you’ and there is ‘us’,” D’Souza wrote.
“You’ll get the same kind of fair trial in the Senate that your guy Adam Schiff held in the House. It’s our turn now!” he declared. (Video Below)
Dinesh D’Souza’s official tweet:
We are not “coming together” on anything. There is barely a coherent meaning to the term “we” anymore. There is “you” and there is “us.” You’ll get the same kind of fair trial in the Senate that your guy Adam Schiff held in the House. It’s our turn now! https://t.co/smxYjEvaCu
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 16, 2019
Senator Chuck Schumer’s full remarks:
(Related: Sen. McConnell: “We All Know How It’s Gonna End; There’s No Chance The President’s Going To Be Removed From Office”)