Donald Trump is the one witness we all need to hear from

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I think, absolutely, that Drumpf should be required to testify, UNDER OATH ... not that the oath would be respected by Drumpf, he would lie just as he always does and probably insist that the oath does not apply to him, just as he insists that the Constitution and laws of the land don't apply to him.

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Donald Trump is the one witness we all need to hear from
There are various names being bandied about as potential witnesses for the impending impeachment trial of Donald Trump, from former national security adviser John Bolton to Joe Biden's son, Hunter. But the one name that has been left out is the very person who possesses by far the greatest amount of detailed knowledge of the key issues: Donald J. Trump.
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The only way to get to the bottom of this is to hear from Trump -- under oath. After all, who else knows more about the the details surrounding the allegations contained in the first article of impeachment charging Trump with "abuse of power" which states, "... Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States presidential election ... in pursuit of personal political benefit."

Same goes for article two, "obstruction of Congress," where it charges that Trump "directed Executive Branch agencies, offices and officials not to comply with" subpoenas served by the House.

In fact, Trump declared in November that he would "strongly consider" testifying in the impeachment inquiry that was then being conducted. And before that, during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation examining "any links and/or coordination" between the Russian governing and he Trump campaign, when asked if he would testify, Trump boasted, "I'm looking forward to it actually," adding, "I would do it under oath, absolutely."

Well, the Senate trial is the perfect place for Trump to get his wish.
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...Trump testifying at this trial is consistent with GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's desire to follow the precedent of former President Bill Clinton's 1999 impeachment trial. In his trial, President Clinton's grand jury testimony -- prior to the trial -- was a big part. (Clinton had voluntarily agreed to be deposed by independent counsel Kenneth Starr in connection with his investigation surrounding Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.)

Clinton's testimony was quoted in the briefs of the GOP House managers in numerous places, including in trying to ascertain "The President's Intention" (as it was labeled in the House's trial memorandum) concerning the charges that Clinton committed perjury and obstructed justice.

And Clinton's testimony was cited by the GOP House managers in making their case, such as when Rep. James Sensenbrenner stated, "I wish to point out four glaring examples of William Jefferson Clinton's perjurious, false and misleading statements to the grand jury." Clinton was acquitted in the Senate.

In keeping with the precedent of Clinton's trial, the testimony of Trump should be a part of this one.

The senators who will serve as jurors need to know all the facts to reach an informed verdict. Not calling Trump to testify under oath will turn this constitutionally mandated trial into a partisan cover-up. The stakes for our nation are simply too high to allow that to happen.


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Extremely dumb idea. In no known legal proceedings in the U.S. that I know of can the accused be compelled to testify against themselves.
 

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I think, absolutely, that Drumpf should be required to testify, UNDER OATH ... not that the oath would be respected by Drumpf, he would lie just as he always does and probably insist that the oath does not apply to him, just as he insists that the Constitution and laws of the land don't apply to him.

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CtC

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But just for the sake of ARGUMENT ,the sleazy Dems keep on setting precedents that bite 'em in the azz. Like Reid did. Making it EASY for Trump to get many Judges appointed. Now ,Impeachment will be standard procedure. Ya think the Repubs won't impeach the next rotten DEM who gets elected?---Let us just give a "For Instance". Let us suppose Senile Joe gets Elected. How long before that mullethead gets impeached? For the SAME reason?---- PS-- Post 2 made a good point. The accused ,no matter how spurious the false accusation ,has to testify.
 

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I think, absolutely, that Drumpf should be required to testify, UNDER OATH ... not that the oath would be respected by Drumpf, he would lie just as he always does and probably insist that the oath does not apply to him, just as he insists that the Constitution and laws of the land don't apply to him.

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Donald Trump is the one witness we all need to hear from

Your ignorance of our us constitution and our right against self incrimination is astounding and would be funny as fuck if not so fascist.