“We are on the same page,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told Newsweek and half a dozen other media outlets Thursday inside his Washington, D.C. office after meeting with the California Democrat. “We’re both going to work as hard as we can to get a fair trial.”…

“The speaker is the captain of the team here,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-VA) of the Judiciary Committee. “There are checks and balances taking place right now between the House and the Senate. We are going to insist upon a fair trial that has real integrity.”…

“I think the real pressure is going to be on his Republican members, who for a variety of different reasons might decide, at the very minimum, we ought to hear some witnesses,” Schumer said. “It’s hard to tell how people will react to this. It does affect people in certain ways.”