Politics

Schumer Invites Trump to Testify on Russia

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) invited President Donald Trump on Sunday to testify before the Senate about the investigation into Russian interference in the election and possible ties to his campaign.

Trump said Friday he would be "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about questions surrounding the Russia probe, and CBS host John Dickerson asked Schumer on "Face The Nation" if he was for that idea.

"Well, I'd like to invite the president to testify before the Senate," he said. "I think we could work out a way that it could be dignified, public, with questions, with Leader [Mitch] McConnell," Schumer said. "Of course, we'd have to consult with [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller before doing that."

Regarding Trump, Schumer also said there was a "serious legal standard" for obstruction of justice and he would not speculate about it.

Fellow Democrat Sen. Jack Reed (D., R.I.) said on "Fox News Sunday," however, that it would be inappropriate for Trump to testify in Congress and Mueller should lead the way on the investigation. He was not responding to Schumer when he made that remark; rather, he answered a question from host Chris Wallace about whether he'd like to see Trump testify before the Senate.