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Pelosi Invites Trump To Testify: He Can "Speak All The Truth That He Wants"

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in an interview on CBS News' 'Face the Nation,' said President Trump is doing more damage to the country than former President Richard Nixon.

"The President could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants to," Pelosi said.





"He has every opportunity to present his case," Pelosi told moderator Margaret Brennan. "But it's really a sad thing. I mean, what the President did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue."



MARGARET BRENNAN: Can you help walk the American people through what happens next? We have another week of hearings.

REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI: Yes.

MARGARET BRENNAN: There will be an intelligence report written up--

REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI: Mm-Hm.

MARGARET BRENNAN: --and then what? Does the President get, as he says, to confront his accuser or get due process?

REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI: What do you mean confront his accuser? Confront the whistleblower?

MARGARET BRENNAN: Presumably, that's what he means.

REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI: Well, I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower. So the President could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants to--

MARGARET BRENNAN: You don't expect him to do that?

REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI: --if he wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing. He has every opportunity to present his case. But it's really a sad thing. I mean, what the President did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue. The Intelligence Committee is leading this part of the inquiry. There are other depositions that are being taken by more committees. So some of the depositions will continue and then what takes place in the intelligence public will continue for another week. I don't know how much longer. I guess, it depends on how many more witnesses they have. That's up to the committee. I don't guide that. That's up to the committee.

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