WASHINGTON — The impeachment managers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday asked former President Donald Trump to testify under oath regarding his conduct before the violent breach of the Capitol in rioting on Jan. 6.
“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,” Democratic lawmaker Jamie Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager, wrote in a letter to Trump and his attorneys.
The impeachment trial of Trump, the first U.S. president to face such a trial twice, is expected to begin on Feb. 9.
Trump continues to argue that he lost the presidential election due to electoral fraud, a charge he has continued to tout throughout the impeachment. On Jan. 6, he urged his supporters to fight at a rally before the storming of the Capitol and endangering lawmakers. Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died during the riot.
ATR News Chief Digital Editor Thomas Lineweaver in Nashville, TN contributed to this report.