Following this weeks whistle blower report concerning Donald Trump and the Ukraine, Democratic support for impeachment grew to an all-time high. Even some Republicans spoke out against the allegations noting that they were troubling, if true.
On Friday night, a new report emerged that claimed that Trump had told Russian representatives that he wasn’t concerned about election meddling. Today, the Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, blasted Trump over the new claims saying they were among the worst yet.
Schumer today said in a statement, “If true, the reports that President Trump may have told close associates of Putin that he didn’t mind Russian interference in the US elections are extremely harmful to both our national security and the integrity of our elections. It’s one of the most disturbing things we’ve learned yet,” Schumer said in a statement.”
The New York senator then remarked it is of the utmost important that the White House release all of the record of the meeting Trump held with Russian politicians Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak.
Schumer also put it on Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on election security. “Leader McConnell: Stop blocking desperately-needed election security legislation in the Senate,” he said. “President Trump does not seem to care about the integrity of our elections.”
Trump, himself, did not put any stock in the Washington Post report. He shared a story where then National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster had called the meeting “wholly appropriate.” Trump then tweeted, “Thank you to General McMaster. Just more Fake News!
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