Former American leader Donald Trump does not intend to speak at the impeachment trial in the Senate, CNN reports on February 4, citing a letter from lawyers for ex-President Bruce Castor and David Schoen.
Earlier Thursday, the House of Representatives demanded that Trump testify under oath at his impeachment hearing.
In response, the former head of state’s lawyers called this request a “PR stunt”.
“Using our Constitution to sue for impeachment is too serious to try to play these games,” the letter said.
Trump’s adviser Jason Miller also confirmed to the TV channel that the ex-leader refused to testify in the Senate.
“The President will not testify during an unconstitutional trial,” he said.
The meeting of the US Senate on the impeachment case of the former US President will be held on February 9. Trump is accused of inciting the riots that took place in Washington on January 6.
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.