close tovideo trump: I would ‘love’ to go to the impeachment proceedings, the right look in Dems’ ‘corrupt faces”
President Trump suggested the house impeachment managers against the process against him as “sleazebags” during an impromptu press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, while saying he would “love” to participate in his permanent Senate study back home.
In the hastily called press event in front of the trump return to Washington, the President delivered a ruthless evaluation of the prosecution process in full swing a day early, and will continue later Wednesday with the opening arguments.
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While you make clear he’s new witnesses is only to approve reluctant to testify, he floated-perhaps in a playful way — the idea of personal participation in the study, even if only in the fight against the Democrats.
“I would like to go, wouldn’t that be Super?”, he said, when asked if he would participate. “Sit in the front row and stare at their corrupt faces, and I would love to do it.”
The President joked that, should the press always talk about his possible participation or “can you convince me to do it.”
But Trump went on to slam the house impeachment managers—specifically, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., there, as lead manager, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY
“First of all, Jerrold Nadler, I’ve known him for a long time, he is a sleazebag. Everyone knows that,” said the President, adding that the ship acts like he is ” so sad.”
“I have the lies of Adam ship,” he continued. “He is a liar and he is a fraud.”
“The are said great sleazebags” Trump. “It’s a total hoax. It is a shame. They talked about their huge case, and it’s all done.”
He added: “they had no case….It is a con-job.”
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Floor proceedings on Tuesday, it was gradually heated, as both sides traded charges. Democrats claimed that Trump had vaccinations, the team of the resort to the dam, because Trump’s actions were indefensible.
“You have no witnesses, to deliver to the President the facts,” the ship said.
The President on Wednesday went on to touch on one of the most controversial questions about the Senate impeachment process: witnesses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had the indictment—charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for weeks in a bid to extract favorable terms as an obligation to which it witnesses and documents.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was unwilling to bargain, and transfer ultimately the article in the upper chamber last week. McConnell’s proposal was adopted by the Senate on the night, gives the legislature the opportunity to question and debate the calling of additional witnesses after both the prosecution and the defense their opening arguments, as in the Clinton impeachment trial.
Trump, on Wednesday, claimed that he was open to signing witness testimony-if not for national security.
“I said life, one way or the other,” Trump. “I’d rather go the long way…I would rather Bolton interview. I would rather interview a lot of people.”
The President was referring to his ex-National security adviser John Bolton, who said earlier this month that he planned against any of the Senate issued a subpoena for his testimony was presented as part of the removal procedure.
“The problem with John is, is it a matter of national security,” the President declared. “What happens if he reveals what I think about a certain leader, and it is not very positive. You don’t know how people can testify, when you leave, and it is not on good terms.”
Bolton’s ouster from the White house in the last year was complicated—the President tweeted at the time that he fired Bolton, while Bolton said he tendered his resignation the night before.
The President said he would also like to see, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo testify, as well as former energy Minister, Rick Perry, however, argues that it would again be a matter of national security.
After the press conference, the President took to Twitter to speak about the witnesses again.
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“Your case was so “overwhelming” in the house, the witness to the need and demand in the Senate!” Trump tweeted.
On the question of why his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was tapped to testify in his impeachment defense team proposed by the President, that Giuliani could be referred to.
“I don’t want to, it is said to be a conflict, he could be a witness, eventually” Trump. “Rudy is in my team, but I would love to have him up there but he had a conflict. But I think I hate that the press is unfair to the greatest mayor in the history in New York and the greatest crime fighter…He, to see what happens.”
The President of the defense will be led by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow. Other representation of the President are to advise, among other things, the former independent counsel, Ken Starr, the constitutional researchers Alan Dershowitz, the former Florida attorney General Pam Bondi, former Federal Prosecutor Robert Ray, and Jane Raskin, and Cipollone’s Deputy Michael Purpura, and Patrick Philbin.
The President was asked about Starr’s presence in the team, due to his negative comments about him during the Clinton impeachment trial.
“He is a great man. I made this statement, because I think Clinton would have been indicted,” said Trump. “I didn’t know, Ken Starr, but don’t think he should be charged with, and was vocal about it, but I knew that Ken was smart, tough and talented, but I remained until Bill Clinton.”
“I kind of still feel that way,” Trump Clinton’s impeachment said. “What he did was not good. A lot of lies, with me, no lies, no nothing, not even a crime, she said, I’m not the only one charged with a crime.”
He added: “I did not commit a crime.”
“This is the largest “witch hunt,” he said. “Here’s the story: I have done nothing wrong, it was a perfect entertainment.”
In the center of the prosecution’s request, trump is to press the efforts of the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to start in July with a 25 call, politically-related investigations with regard to former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s dealings in the Ukraine, as well as questions in connection with the 2016 presidential elections.
The President, the request came after millions of dollars have been frozen in US military aid for Ukraine, the Democrats argue, shows a “quid pro quo” arrangement.