Though the White House has ordered administration officials not to cooperate with Democrat subpoenas to appear before various committees as they proceed with an impeachment inquiry, President Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday that he would like for them to testify.
“The D.C. Wolves and Fake News Media are reading far too much into people being forced by Courts to testify before Congress,” Trump wrote.
“I am fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President. Other than that, I would actually like people to testify.”
The president’s comments come after a federal judge ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn has to comply with a House subpoena ordering him to appear before the Judiciary Committee.
U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an Obama appointee, ruled that the president’s claim that top advisers are covered under executive privilege and cannot be forced to testify by the Legislative Branch “has no basis in law, according to The Hill.
Trump added in a continuation of his tweet that his former national security adviser “John Bolton is a patriot and may know that I held back the money from Ukraine because it is considered a corrupt country.”
“Likewise, I would love to have Mike Pompeo, Rick Perry, Mick Mulvaney and many others testify about the phony Impeachment Hoax,” he added.
“It is a Democrat Scam that is going nowhere but, future Presidents should in no way be compromised. What has happened to me should never happen to another President!”