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Mitch McConnell: 'I'm not an impartial juror'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday bluntly acknowledged some of the political realities surrounding the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, notably saying, "I'm not impartial about this at all."

Schumer's letter kicks off negotiations for Senate impeachment trial

The Senate impeachment trial is starting to get real. After weeks of senators seemingly ducking or dodging the Mack truck headed the chamber's way, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer kicked the preparations for next year's trial into gear Sunday night by laying out Democratic demands for how that trial should actually look. Let the negotiations begin.

Schumer requests four witnesses for Senate trial

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made it clear in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday night that he prefers a Senate impeachment trial with witness testimony and new documents, a direct rebuttal to top Republicans who have argued in recent days that a

Senate prepares for impeachment trial

While senators await the House of Representatives to move into the public phase of their impeachment inquiry, aides and members are beginning to prepare for a likely Senate trial.

Whistleblower lawyer fights false claims

Mark Zaid, the lawyer representing the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint has touched off an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, was sitting in the office of his Maryland home earlier this month when a Google alert popped up on his phone.

Chuck Schumer says Rudy Giuliani needs to testify under oath

The top Senate Democrat said Thursday President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, needs to testify before Congress after two of his associates -- who helped dig up dirt in Ukraine on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden -- were arrested and charged with trying to funnel foreign money into US elections.

Schumer calls for hearings, subpoena over whistleblower complaint

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer sought to turn up the pressure Monday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans by outlining a plan for how he wants Republicans to investigate a whistleblower complaint that has sent shockwaves through Washington.

Schumer to ask Trump: Use wall funding to address gun violence

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is planning to ask the Trump administration to withdraw its request for $5 billion in border wall funding and redirect the funding to counter gun violence and white supremacy extremism, a person familiar with Schumer's thinking told CNN.

Sen. Schumer calls for feds to investigate FaceApp

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government.

Top Democrats call on labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal

Top congressional Democrats are calling for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over his handling more than a decade ago of a plea deal for multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein amid a debate on Capitol Hill over whether Congress should investigate the agreement.

Schumer vows to defund Trump's 'fake climate panel'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday to defund a climate science panel the White House is looking to create, calling it "fake" and criticizing Republican leaders for their positions on climate change.