As the questioning phase of US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the process an «uphill fight,» in Washington DC on Wednesday.
«Now I remain hopeful that four Republican Senators will join us in supporting witnesses and documents in this trial. It's an uphill fight, as I've always said, but the public is on our side,» said... Еще Schumer while addressing the press.
«Democrats and Republicans, have an obligation to seek the truth. A fair trial matters whatever the outcome.»
Democratic Senator Patty Murray added that if the trial fails to consider «key witnesses and documents,» it would be a «cover-up.»
The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bolton's forthcoming book alleges that Trump tied Ukrainian military aid to the Ukrainian government's investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Trump is facing impeachment over charges of abuse of power as well as obstruction of Congress, but with a Republican majority in the Senate and a super-majority required for a conviction, the president looks set to remain in office.