Trump Responds to Pelosi's Invitation to Testify

President says he will 'strongly consider' it
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2019 9:04 AM CST
President Trump speaks during an event on healthcare prices in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi said President Trump was welcome to personally testify in the House impeachment inquiry. On Monday, Trump said he just might do that. "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 tweeted. Trump also made a point to mention that Pelosi said he could testify in writing if he chose. Whether Trump's attorneys would sign off on such a thing is unclear. The Hill points out that Trump once pledged to sit for an interview in the Robert Mueller investigation, but opted instead to provide written answers to questions. Related:

  • A big week: No impeachment hearings take place Monday, but this week will see testimony from eight witnesses. The public hearings resume Tuesday, with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman of the NSC, Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams, former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker, and former NSC aide Tim Morrison. But all eyes will be on the Wednesday morning testimony of Gordon Sondland, the diplomat who figures prominently in the controversy. NPR has the full schedule.

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