December 17, 2019 / 8:06 PM / a month ago

Schumer accuses McConnell of wanting to use Senate for 'cover-up'

FILE PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivers remarks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer on Tuesday accused Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican, of wanting to use the institution to help participate in a “cover-up” as the Senate prepares for a likely impeachment trial against U.S. President Donald Trump.

“It’s clear that Senator McConnell wants to use the Senate to help participate in a cover-up,” Schumer told reporters.

Schumer requested the testimony of four current and former White House officials, but McConnell, the Senate majority leader, has opposed this demand.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Chris Reese

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