President Donald Trump said Monday that he doesn’t like the idea of lending credence to the impeachment “No Due Process Hoax,” he “likes” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion that he should testify.
First he ridiculed Pelosi in a tweet:
“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….
But then he offered a kicker in a second tweet:
“….that I testify about the phony 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!”
Pelosi suggested the idea Sunday on “Face the Nation,” saying:
“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.”
Trump provided written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller during his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller’s team tried to interview the president for more than a year before Trump submitted the written testimony in response to questions on certain Russia-related topics in November 2018.
But Mueller found many of Trump’s answers in the Russia probe less than satisfying. The format, he said in his final report to Congress, showed “the inadequacy of the written format,” especially since the office was unable to ask follow-up questions.
Mueller’s team cited dozens of answers that it considered incomplete or imprecise. Trump said he had no recollection for several questions posed by the special counsel’s office
After Trump submitted the written answers, the special counsel’s office again sought an in-person interview with Trump, but he declined.