In a possible effort to dissuade Democrats for insisting on specific witnesses, Senator Ted Cruz is floating the idea of offering Chuck Schumer his demand for John Bolton as a witness in exchange for Hunter Biden’s testimony.
Sean Hannity told Cruz he loves the idea.
Democrats have continued to insist Hunter Biden is not a relevant witness despite his role at Burisma.
The Hill reports Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) declined to weigh in on Thursday about if he would be willing to engage in a trade where Democrats could call Bolton in exchange for Republicans calling Hunter Biden, who has emerged as a prime fixation for Trump and his allies over his work on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.
“I’m not going to negotiate out here,” he told reporters. “They haven’t made any offer about any witnesses or any documents.”
The trade off is an idea being floated by conservatives, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is pitching his colleagues on the idea of “witness reciprocity.”
“If they are going to bring witnesses in, we’re not going to do what the House did of a one-sided show trial, and I think it should be at a bare minimum one-for-one,” Cruz told Fox News’s Sean Hannity. “So if the prosecution brings … John Bolton, then President Trump can bring a witness. He can bring Hunter Biden.”