Trump ‘will consider testifying at inquiry’
PRESIDENT MULLS PELOSI OFFER
PRESIDENT Donald Trump has hinted that he might be prepared to give evidence at the House impeachment inquiry following an invitation to do so from the chamber’s Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Ms Pelosi issued the invitation ahead of a week when several key witnesses are expected to give evidence.
Mr Trump said in a tweet he “liked the idea” and would “strongly consider it”.
The president has often complained that the process is stacked against him, prompting Ms Pelosi to suggest the president should appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses.
Mr Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth”, she said. Yesterday, Mr Trump tweeted he might be willing to offer written evidence, saying: “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!”
The comments come as the House Intelligence Committee prepares for a second week of hearings as part of its inquiry, including Gordon Sondland, Mr Trump’s ambassador to the EU.