Schumer: Trump Jr. should testify publicly under oath
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerAn August ultimatum: No recess until redistricting reform is done Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report Schumer's moment to transform transit and deepen democracy MORE (D-N.Y.) is calling on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE Jr. to publicly testify under oath about his meeting with a Russian lawyer who was offering compromising information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE.

"We need public testimony under oath of Donald Trump Jr. who has changed his story repeatedly," Schumer told reporters Tuesday.

He added that Trump Jr. and members of the Trump campaign need to "turn over any and all documents" requested by either special counsel Robert Mueller, the Senate Intelligence Committee or the Senate Judiciary Committee, which are each investigating Russia's election interference.


Schumer's comments come after Trump Jr. tweeted an email chain of his conversations to set up the meeting in question — a move that only increased scrutiny from lawmakers.

The information offered by a Russian lawyer “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” reads one of the emails from Rob Goldstone, who acted as an intermediary to set up the meeting.

The Senate's top Democrat added that the emails were "the end" of any narrative from Trump officials that they did not want to coordinate with Russia.

"The emails are the end of the idea pushed by the administration and the president that there is absolutely no evidence of intent to coordinate or collude," he said.

Senators in both parties are clamoring to hear from Trump Jr. in the wake of the reports about his meeting. Members of the Senate Intelligence, Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence committees have each called for the president's eldest son to testify.