İrem UZUN -TDO- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday indicated publicly for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his efforts to pressure Ukraine “even though he did nothing wrong”. “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 said on Twitter.
Lawmakers in the Democratic-led impeachment process in the U.S. House of Representatives have not formally called Trump as a witness in the inquiry into whether he used foreign policy to try to get Ukraine to investigate domestic political opponent Joe Biden.During former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, Trump said he was willing to testify but ultimately gave only written answers. As CNN reported, House Democrats said on Monday they are investigating whether those answers are untruthful.Denying any wrongdoing, the president has railed on Twitter and elsewhere against the impeachment inquiry and attacked witnesses by name.
House Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry have already heard from numerous witnesses behind closed doors. Last week, three of them testified publicly before the House Intelligence Committee.Eight more witnesses, including multiple current Trump administration officials, are scheduled to appear for public hearings this week.House Speaker Pelosi, in her interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation”, said “The president could come right before the committee and speak all the truth that he wants if he wants to take the oath of office ... or he can do it in writing. He has every opportunity to present his case”.