House prosecutors have demanded that former US President Donald Trump testify under oath at his impeachment hearing. The information follows from a letter to Trump signed by member of the House Jamie Raskin. The letter was published by CNN on Thursday, February 4.
“In light of how you challenge the factual charges, I invite you to testify under oath before or during the Senate impeachment process regarding your actions on January 6, 2021,” the letter said.
It is noted that the demand for Trump to testify under oath is due to the denial by the ex-president’s lawyers of the charges against him and “irrefutable facts” of Trump’s violation of the constitution.
The trial for the impeachment of the former US president will take place on February 9.
For the first time in the history of the United States, one and the same head of state, moreover, who has resigned by now, was twice impeached. If impeached, Trump will not be able to hold high political positions in the future.
The US House of Representatives on January 13 voted to impeach Trump on charges of inciting riots that took place in Washington on January 6.
On the same day, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi signed the indictment as part of the Trump impeachment procedure.
Democratic parliamentary leader Chuck Schumer said on January 23 that the impeachment process of the former US president would begin in the Senate on February 8.
However, on January 27, it became known that the US Senate postponed the consideration of Trump’s impeachment to February 9.
On January 6, Trump supporters rioted Washington DC. During the protests, they broke into the Capitol. There were clashes with police, during which dozens of people were injured on both sides. Five people died, including one of the law enforcement officers.