President Donald Trump has been invited by a top Democratic leader to testify before the Senate over his relationship with sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey and the probe into the alleged Russian meddling in the USA polls.
“I’d like to invite the president to testify before the Senate”, Schumer told host John Dickerson on CBS News’s “Face the Nation“.
He added that they would consult with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller when and if the president agreed to the testimony.
It comes a day after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a letter that he would be appearing before the committee on Tuesday to answer questions raised by Comey’s recent testimony.
The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director detailed “disturbing” interactions with Trump that led to his firing on May 9.
“Schumer said Trump could clear up the “cloud” surrounding his presidency if he testifies or publicly releases the tapes he alluded to documenting his interactions with former FBI Director James Comey”.
The Trump administration fired Comey in early May, citing his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 US presidential elections.
Comey also said he thinks Trump fired him over the Russian Federation investigation.
“I was sacked in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted”, Comey said Thursday at a Senate hearing.
“If there aren’t tapes [Trump] should let that be known”.