Politics

Trump to ‘seriously consider’ providing testimony in impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump said on Monday he would “strongly consider” providing testimony in the House’s ongoing impeachment probe after Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he would have an opportunity to do so.

He noted Pelosi’s suggestion made during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS that he provide testimony “about the phony impeachment Witch Hunt.”



“She also said I could do it in writing,” Trump said on Twitter. “Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”

Pelosi said during her interview on CBS that the president would have “every opportunity” to talk to Congress.

“The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants to take the oath of office, or he could do it in writing,” she said.

House Democrats are investigating whether President Trump improperly withheld military aid from Ukraine in order to secure a pledge from that government to investigate the country’s reported collusion with the Clinton campaign to interfere in the 2016 election.



The president has also reportedly mentioned to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky he might be interested in probing whether former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden did anything improper regarding Hunter’s employment with gas company in that country.

Republicans have said the president’s actions do not amount to impeachable offenses. Democrats counter that Trump may have abused his office with his reported requests, however.

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