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

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' Trump: Nevada a 'great win' for Sanders MORE (D-Calif.) fired back at a tweet by President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat 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 BoltonTrump directly sought to block publication of Bolton's book: WaPo 'Parasite' studio fires back after Trump criticism: 'He can't read' Trump swipes at 'little wise guy' Brad Pitt, Korean film 'Parasite' during rally MORE to testify. 

“No, Mr. President, we did ask John Bolton to testify. You ordered him not to, and blocked others, like Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyWhite House preparing to ask Congress for funds to combat coronavirus: report Tucker Carlson calls out Mick Mulvaney on immigration remarks: 'Dishonest and stupid' Trump furious after officials allowed Americans with coronavirus to fly home with other passengers: report 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 McConnellThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders's momentum puts Democrats on edge House Freedom Caucus chairman endorses Collins's Georgia Senate bid This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime 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.