Trump tweets that he is 'strongly' considering testifying in impeachment hearings

Administration had said it would not cooperate
Posted at 9:13 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 09:20:58-05

President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he would "strongly consider" testifying in impeachment inquiry proceedings — either in writing or in person.

Trump's tweet came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested in a CBS "Face the Nation" interview Sunday that Trump testify.

"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 tweeted Monday.

Testimony by Trump would be an about-face for the administration, which has previously said it would not cooperate with the Democrat-led impeachment proceedings.

Public impeachment inquiry hearings will resume Tuesday, when Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman and Kurt D. Volker will appear before the House Intelligence Committee.

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