Pelosi invites Trump to Testify: Trump says He will ‘Strongly Consider It’
House Democrats are forging ahead in what is yet another week of impeachment hearings. In an interview Sunday with CBS “Face The Nation” host Margaret Brennan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assured the American people that congressional investigators are “unfolding the facts,” but emphasized that so far those facts are proving President Donald Trump‘s guilt.
If the President had any vindicating evidence, Pelosi said she would invite him to testify before the committee to share that information under oath. “The President could come right before the committee and speak all the truth he wants if we wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing. He has every opportunity to present his case,” Pelosi said.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2019
The President fired back on Twitter Monday saying he would ‘strongly consider’ Pelosi’s proposal. “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 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!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
This week, the American people will hear from eight more witnesses. The hearings will begin Tuesday morning with testimonies from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, Jennifer Williams, a State Department official, Kurt Volker, former Special Envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, former NSC aide.
On Wednesday, Gordan Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary at the Defense Department, and David Hale, under secretary of state for political affairs, will testify. Fiona Hill, former Russia specialist on the NSC, will deliver the final testimony of the week Thursday.