Senate Democrats push Trump to release video of meeting
Democrats are pushing President Donald Trump to declassify his tape of his February 15 meeting with a Russian lawyer and release it as part of the impeachment investigation.
In an interview Wednesday with Fox News, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he believes the president is in a better position to do so than the previous administration.
“This was a very important and important meeting, and we know that President Trump made the decision to do this, and I believe that the president would be in a much better position, not just to explain his reasons, but also to defend his actions,” Schumer said on “Fox and Friends.”
Sen. Mark Warner (D, Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, is also pushing for the president to declassification.
“We don’t need another week of digging, and digging, digging, for the public to learn more about this meeting,” Warner said.
“I believe we need to get this information out now, and then the American people can make an informed decision.”
Schumer added that he was optimistic Trump will make the declassification request, given that Trump has “a lot of leverage” in the Russia investigation.
“He has leverage in this, I think, and this is just one more reason why,” he said.