“The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games.”
Request for Trump to Testify Under Oath
Raskin requested former President Trump to provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial. This testimony would be an explanation of [then President Trump’s] conduct on January 6.
The letter goes on to state he [Trump] must explain why he and his lawyers have disputed key factual allegations at the center of the case.
“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 January 6, 2021. We would propose that you provide your testimony (of course including cross-examination) as early as Monday, February 8, 2021, and not later than Thursday, February 11, 2021. We would be pleased to arrange such testimony at a mutually convenient time and place,” the letter says.