Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would not directly answer when asked by CNN on Monday if he was open to having witnesses appear as part of former President Trump's impeachment trial, saying "hopefully" Democrats would be able to negotiate with Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the structure of proceedings.
"We'll see what happens. We don't know what the requests are on either side yet, of the managers or the defense," he said.
Asked about the status of negotiations on a power sharing agreement with McConnell, the Democratic leader answered, "What I can tell you is, we are not letting McConnell dictate how the Senate operates. He’s minority leader.”