Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged the President to testify under oath. Schumer cited the now-debunked story that 17 intelligence agencies concluded that the Russians and Trump campaign colluded to steal the election.
During a press conference on Friday, President Trump told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that he would gladly testify before the Senate.
KARL: “So, he [Comey] said these things under oath. Would you be willing to speak under oath to give you’re version of these events?”
TRUMP: “100 percent.”
So, based on that exchange, Schumer invited the President to appear before the Senate committee.
The President can say whatever he wants as many times as he wants publicly. It doesn’t even have to be the truth. But as soon as he’s placed under oath, he can be held accountable for inaccuracies.
The smartest thing for the President to do, is not to testify.
The Daily Wire reports:
On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation. During his segment, he called President Trump’s bluff and challenged him to testify before the Senate.
Aside from Schumer pushing the now-debunked talking point that 17 intelligence agencies pushed the Russian interference report (it was three, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s testimony before the Senate), this is a serious challenge to President Trump.