The impeachment management team commented on the results of the seventh day of proceedings in the Senate.
The White House is still reeling from the possible revelations that may be discussed in a forthcoming book by John Bolton, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser. Adam Schiff, chief impeachment manager stated this at a press conference, commenting on the results of today’s speech of the trump defense team at the impeachment hearings in the Senate.
“I think… that they are still reeling from the discoveries in John Bolton’s book and what he has to say. The quality of the testimony that he must give to the Senate is very relevant and evidential,” Adam Schiff said, reminding reporters that the former White House chief of staff, General John Kelly, said that he” believes John Bolton.”
On the eve of the New York Times newspaper reported on the forthcoming book by John Bolton, in which the former adviser to the President, according to journalists, says that Donald Trump linked the issue of providing military assistance to Ukraine with the conduct of investigations against his political opponents.
Schiff also said that” no one believes “Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s lawyers, who during the proceedings in the Senate said that trump provided military assistance to Kyiv as a sign of” gratitude for the fact that the Ukrainian Parliament passed a law on combating corruption, and the President just waited for it all this time.”
“No one believes this… I am sure that no one in this chamber or this country will buy this explanation,” Schiff said.
Schiff also said that if Republicans want to see hunter Biden among the witnesses, then Democrats would require an exchange under the “witness for witness” scheme. In this case, Democrats would like to take testimony from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in return.
“Let them call people who were direct witnesses of this scandal and this corruption scheme. If they want a witness for a witness – but that’s not what they want. They want to distract [from the case], and I don’t think the senators want this trial to turn into a circus,” Adam Schiff said.