Former US President Donald Trump refused to testify at the impeachment trial. He has said that the impeachment process is unconstitutional.
Trump is facing impeachment charges on the senate following the incident at the Capitol on January 6. He has been alleged to inciting the insurrection at the capital.
House Democrats have asked Trump to testify at the impeachment trial.
Trump Advisor Janon Miller has said that the former president will not testify at the impeachment trial. He said, “the president will not testify in an unconstitutional proceeding.”
In a letter, one of the impeachment managers, James Raskin asked president Trump to testify during or before the impeachment trial.
Raskin wrote in the letter, “In light of your disputing these factual allegations, I write to invite you to provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, concerning your conduct on 6 January 2021.”
“Indeed, whereas a sitting president might raise concerns about distraction from their official duties, that concern is obviously inapplicable here,” Raskin wrote.