Schiff fires back at Trump: 'What are you hiding?'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn MORE (D-Calif.) fired back at a tweet by President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE on Monday regarding witnesses in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, asking what the president is "hiding." 

Schiff, a House impeachment manager who led the impeachment hearings in the lower chamber, called out Trump’s claim that House Democrats “didn’t want” former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonDefense policy bill would create new cyber czar position Pressure grows from GOP for Trump to recognize Biden election win Sunday shows - Virus surge dominates ahead of fraught Thanksgiving holiday MORE to testify. 

“No, Mr. President, we did ask John Bolton to testify. You ordered him not to, and blocked others, like Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyMick Mulvaney 'concerned' by Giuliani role in Trump election case On The Money: Senate releases spending bills, setting up talks for December deal | McConnell pushing for 'highly targeted' COVID deal | CFPB vet who battled Trump will lead Biden plans to overhaul agency Consumer bureau vet who battled Trump will lead Biden plans to overhaul agency MORE,” Schiff tweeted.


“All Americans know what a fair trial includes documents and witnesses," he added. "What are you hiding?”

"They didn’t want John Bolton and others in the House. They were in too much of a rush. Now they want them all in the Senate. Not supposed to be that way!" Trump had tweeted earlier.


Senate Democrats are looking to call Bolton and acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to testify as part of the impeachment trial in the upper chamber, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden backs 0B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill US records over 14 million coronavirus cases On The Money: COVID-19 relief picks up steam as McConnell, Pelosi hold talks | Slowing job growth raises fears of double-dip recession | Biden officially announces Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE (R-Ky.) has said he doesn't want to debate the question of witnesses until the end of opening arguments.

Senators will vote this week to decide whether to have witnesses testify in the trial or to delay the decision until later in the process. 

Bolton said earlier this month he would testify if subpoenaed.