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

Administration had said it would not cooperate
Trump tweets that he is 'strongly' considering testifying in impeachment hearings
Posted at 9:13 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 09:13:51-05

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.