Donald Trump, President of the United States, has said he is “strongly” considering answering a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation.
President Trump stated this in a series of posts on Twitter on Monday in reaction to a suggestion made by Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
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Pelosi had on Sunday told President Trump not to “intimidate” the whistleblower who sparked the House impeachment inquiry and challenged him to testify before Congress himself if he wants to set the record straight.
“The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants. He has every opportunity to present his case,” she said in an interview with American television broadcaster, CBS.
Responding, the US President said he was willing to come forward before the committee to tell the truth.
Pelosi suggested “that I testify about the phoney Impeachment Witch Hunt. 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!”, President Trump tweeted.
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This week, eight individuals are due to testify before House lawmakers as a part of the impeachment proceedings.
The impeachment inquiry was launched against President Trump by the Democrat-led US House of Representatives after reports emerged that a US intelligence official had complained to a government watchdog about President Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader, who was later revealed to be the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
Pelosi stated that the US President’s action constituted a “breach of his constitutional responsibility”, adding that he undermined the country’s national security and elections’ impartiality.