Schumer outlines 5-step plan to stand up to Russia
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Al Drago/Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin holds damaging information over President Trump, and has outlined five ways the GOP-held Congress should respond to Russia's election meddling and Monday's bizarre Trump-Putin press conference.
Between the lines: Republicans are calling all of the shots when it comes to introducing legislation or subpoenaing information from the administration.
Schumer's ask of the GOP:
- Increase sanctions against Russia.
- Demand that the president's national security team that accompanied him to the Russia summit testify before Congress about what happened.
- End all attacks on the Justice Department, the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Schumer said it's also time for Trump to sit down for an interview with Mueller.
- Demand that Trump insists the 12 Russians named in last week's indictment be sent to the U.S. to stand trial.
- Push through bipartisan legislation for election security to prevent future election interference.