As Twitchy reported earlier Thursday, the House impeachment managers wrote a letter to Donald Trump inviting him to “provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, concerning your conduct on January 6, 2021.” It was one of those offers you can’t refuse; the impeachment managers made it clear they’d interpret his absence as strong evidence of his guilt:
5) Impeachment mgrs: "If you decline this invitation, we reserve any and all rights, including the right to establish at trial that your refusal to testify supports a strong adverse inference regarding your actions (and inaction) on January 6, 2021."
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 4, 2021
It seems as though Trump has had time to consider the invitation and decided to decline, according to an email sent by attorneys Bruce Castor and David Schoen to Rep. Jamie Raskin. “We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt. As you certainly know, there is no such thing as a negative interference in this unconstitutional proceeding,” it begins.
JUST IN – Trump will not testify at the impeachment trial. pic.twitter.com/a1KyNYrK7s
— Disclose.tv ? (@disclosetv) February 4, 2021
— Val St. John (@GigCityChick) February 4, 2021
He shouldn't legitimize this sham
— Diamond-Handed Stonk Boy Extraordinaire (@MomentusInertia) February 4, 2021
— EF? (@elisamf18) February 4, 2021
Good. It's not a real trial.
— ?? (@VorpalJ) February 4, 2021
Great don't fall for the trap
— Tim K. (@slayer7roh) February 4, 2021
— Nick (@dr_stifler) February 4, 2021
Smart move – it was a trap.
— ?? O Canada! ?? (@WeStandGuard) February 4, 2021
Why would he? What's the point?
— ChaosController316 (@Saiyan316) February 4, 2021
— Whisky.mtns (@Mtns_Whiskey) February 4, 2021
Good. It's stupid.
— ? (@xoooyo17) February 4, 2021
Nor should he. It’s another political stunt by the democratic party that will again waste more tax dollars just like the first time. You also cannot impeach a private citizen so it’s unconstitutional to begin with.
— Peter (@PeteGawason) February 4, 2021
Haaa….a nice way to say GFY
— Joey Nats (@joey_nats) February 4, 2021
It's stupid, but it would have been interesting to watch.
— Bobby Grey #Censorship kills (@BobbyGreyy90) February 4, 2021
— Corporal Punishment (@CplPunishment_) February 4, 2021
— Starrgh ★ (@Starrgh) February 4, 2021
— ShellBell (@ShellGmai) February 4, 2021
— Floki the Boat Builder (@johndoe57095986) February 4, 2021
He ain’t taking the bait. Lol.
— KitKatConductor (@W2DPlaypen) February 4, 2021
Good. No need to legitimize their weaponization of impeachment.
— Lagora (@Lagora8) February 4, 2021
— Brett Swain (@BrettSwain6) February 4, 2021
Beautiful. I might frame this!
— Patrick Healy (@_WaitWWhat_) February 4, 2021
— Cam (@Cam2Taylor) February 4, 2021
This guy should have been his lawyer all along.
— Paul ?️ (@thenotfakepaul) February 4, 2021
Good. This is a clown show and everyone knows it.
— Operation Save America (@RINOBusters) February 4, 2021
That is outstandingly outstanding to me. Don't be a part of their foolishness
— Cat Lover (@EllisLover) February 4, 2021
He is very smart. This is another hoax.
— Emma (@Cynthia13223981) February 4, 2021
Short and sweet.
— (aro(to)(the)n)™ (@unotothen) February 4, 2021
‘Epic troll!’ Trump’s response to Screen Actor’s Guild threat to revoke his membership is PRICELESS https://t.co/fjBTjCbEa0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 4, 2021