Impeachment - Trump sends strong message, he will consider testifying

Impeachment - Trump sends strong message, he will consider testifying

- President Trump has indicated willingness to testify under oath before the house committee hearing his impeachment probe

- Trump, who made this known via Twitter, said it in response to Pelosi’s statement asking him to testify under oath if he has anything to say, instead of merely tweeting

- Trump’s impeachment probe was orchestrated by his alleged abuse of powers of his office after reportedly trying to pressure Ukraine to investigate ex-US vice president, Joe Biden

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Donald Trump, the embattled president of the United States, has indicated that he may testify in the ongoing hearing over his possible impeachment by the House of Representatives.

The speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi, had earlier said that the president should meet the committee handling the impeachment hearing and testify under oath if he has anything to say, instead of resorting to hearing his views on Twitter.

Reacting to Pelosi on Monday, November 18, Trump, as usual, went on Twitter to say he may consider the speaker’s invitation and testify under oath, even though he “did nothing wrong”.

Trump is being probed for alleged abuse of powers of his office for reportedly orchestrating a pressure campaign on Ukraine to investigate the Biden and his son, Hunter.

Joe Biden is a frontrunner in the presidential race for the Democratic nomination ahead of the 2020 election.

Has any American president been impeached before?

In the American political space, presidential impeachment is rare: only two presidents have experienced it: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. And neither of the two even ended up being removed from office.

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the impeachment process divided the lawmakers on Thursday, October 31.

It was gathered that a bitterly divided House of Representatives voted to endorse the Democratic-led impeachment enquiry into Trump.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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