As the impeachment hearings play out, Democrats are all in favor of calling various individuals to testify.
Of course, this hasn’t particularly worked out in the way the left expected; multiple congressional testimonies revealed that no quid-pro-quo occurred and exposed lies perpetrated by Adam Schiff. Schiff has repeatedly come under fire from both President Trump and the GOP for his various dishonesties regarding the Trump-Zelensky call, the transcripts, and the whistleblower.
However, in a new turn of events, President Trump himself may either testify in the ongoing impeachment hearings or provide written answers; Trump informed America of this via Twitter earlier today.
Trump on the Possibility of His Testimony
The president’s announcement of a possible testimony in impeachment hearings comes after statements aired by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last night. During a Face The Nation interview, Pelosi declared that Trump “has every opportunity to present his case” and “come right before the committee” to speak his truth.
Trump’s following tweets indicate that he just might take Pelosi up on her offer.
In the president’s own words:
Pelosi’s statements about Trump being free to testify also came with commentary about the whistleblower. The House Speaker stated that she directed Trump not to “intimidate” the whistleblower and professed that any attempts to do so would place him in “her wheelhouse.”
The basis of the impeachment inquiry into the president is rooted in lies about a quid-pro-quo. Contrary to what Pelosi and the Democrats would have Americans believe, Trump did not withhold aid from Ukraine in order to prompt an investigation into Biden. The transcripts of the president’s phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart more than prove his innocence.
What Happens Now?
The president will most likely confer with his attorneys about whether or not an in-person testimony or written answers are advisable.
While Trump is clearly innocent, there are still concerns about Democrats attempting to twist his words to suit their narrative of corruption or employ other tricks up their sleeves. Towards the end of the president’s latest tweets, he clearly takes that Pelosi’s offer on Face the Nation will be “considered.”
Only time will tell whether or not Trump does, in fact, decide to testify.
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