Ex-president Trump refuses to give impeachment testimony

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Donald Trump is refusing to testify under oath at his second impeachment trial, which is set to get underway early next week.

In a letter to Jamie Raskin, Congress’ lead impeachment manager, Mr Trump’s lawyers branded the request a “publicity stunt” and claimed the trial was “unconstitutional”.

“Your letter only confirms what is knowns to everyone: you cannot prove your allegations against the 45th President of the United States, who is now a private president,” the letter read, in reference to the charge that Mr Trump incited the riot at the Capitol last month.

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It comes as a letter from Mr Trump himself was made public in which he angrily quit the Screen Actors Guild after the union threatened to revoke his membership.

Mr Trump’s bizarre message asked, “Who cares!”, in reference to a disciplinary hearing before boasting about his appearances in Home Alone 2, Zoolander and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Source: The Independent