Trump: Will ‘strongly consider’ Pelosi’s offer that he testify in impeachment probe

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WASHINGTON (ABC) – President Donald Trump said Monday that he will “strongly consider” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s offer that he come before House investigators to testify, or submit written answers, in the House Democrats’ impeachment probe.

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“I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!” President Trump said in a tweet Monday morning, even as he also complained that doing so would lend credibility to a process that he believes is unfair.

While the president said he is seriously considering the idea, it comes as the president has blocked his top aides who have been subpoenaed to testify from going before House investigators. In special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, the president refused to sit for a requested interview but did respond to written questions.

Pelosi said in an interview with CBS News’ “Face The Nation” this past weekend that if the president has information that would prove his innocence in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, he should make that information known. Pelosi said if the president wants to sit for in person testimony or submit written answers, investigators would welcome that opportunity.

“The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants to … if he wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing. He has every opportunity to present his case,” Pelosi said.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.