Trump Open to Testifying in Impeachment Probe: ‘I Like the Idea’


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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to lash out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But the president also signaled he is open to her demand he testify in the impeachment inquiry.

“Our Crazy, Do Nothing (where’s USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?) Speaker of the House, Nervous Nancy Pelosi, who is petrified by her Radical Left knowing she will soon be gone (they & Fake News Media are her BOSS), suggested on Sunday’s DEFACE THE NATION … ….that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday morning.

“She also said I could do it in writing. 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!” he said.

Pelosi invited Trump to testify in the House inquiry on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday.

“If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it,” she said, adding that Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants, if he wants.” She said he could either appear publicly or answer questions in writing.

The House Intelligence Committee has been holding the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Trump. Last week, a series of foreign service officials testified on the president’s attempts to have Ukraine announce investigations into the 2016 election — as well as his political rival Joe Biden.

This week, expect a lot more action in the probe: Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison, Fiona Hill and Gordon Sondland — the diplomat at the center of the scheme the could see the president impeached — are all testifying before the House committee.

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