Trump’s Legal Team States Former President Will Not Testify in Impeachment Trial
As the Senate and former President Donald Trump prepare for the 45th commander-in-chief’s second impeachment trial, the proceedings will not include Trump’s testimony on the Jan. 6 Capitol event.
On Thursday, House impeachment managers requested that Trump testify during the proceedings. However, the former president’s legal team quickly blocked and declined that move, stating that Trump will not testify in a “unconstitutional proceeding.”
As for now, Trump will only testify if Democrats pursue and are granted a subpoena for the trial.
Democrats have stated since that they believe that their case is clear even without Trump’s testimony, which leads one to believe a subpoena is unlikely.
Impeachment proceedings are expected to start on Tuesday, Feb. 9.