Senator Chuck Schumer has rejected a GOP offer to exchange the testimony of John Bolton for Hunter Biden.
According to The Hill:
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday shot down a proposal being floated by moderate Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) to set up a witness trade that would allow both former national security adviser John Bolton and Hunter Biden to testify at the impeachment trial.
“There’s always a diversion. Hunter Biden has nothing to do with the facts of this trial,” Schumer said.
Schumer made clear he has no interest in a one-for-one swap of witness testimony, calling proposals to bring former Vice President Joe Biden or his son to testify before the Senate.
“Requests to call Hunter Biden are an intentional misdirection, a distraction. They’re attempts to use the Senate floor to accomplish what the president of Ukraine couldn’t do,” he said.
Trump ally Senator Lindsay Graham has said that the impeachment trial is not the proper venue to investigate Hunter Biden.
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