President Trump says he is willing to a fireside-like chat on national television to read the transcript of the call with the president of Ukraine, a conversation which has ignited the “impeachment hoax” on the left.
The president made those remarks during an interview with the Washington Examiner released Thursday saying, “At some point, I’m going to sit down, perhaps as a fireside chat on live television, and I will read the transcript of the call, because people have to hear it. When you read it, it’s a straight call.”
President Trump has repeatedly touted the nature of the call, while dismissing the ongoing push from the left to impeach him for its content.
This comes the same day as the House passed a resolution formalizing the ongoing impeachment inquiry and clarifying the parameters for the investigation.
The measure passed in a 232 to 196 vote, largely along partisan lines with two Democrats voting against it.
The text was unveiled Tuesday and mandates various committees, “continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump.”
The resolution specifies rules for the hearing moving forward, saying ranking GOP lawmakers on both the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees will have the ability to subpoena witnesses.
Furthermore, the text mandates the Intelligence Committee will relay information to and notify the Judiciary Committee of its conclusions.
The White House released a statement slamming the move saying, “The resolution put forward by Speaker Pelosi confirms that House Democrats’ impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start as it lacked any proper authorization by a House vote.”
The statement continues, “The White House is barred from participating at all, until after Chairman Schiff conducts two rounds of one-sided hearings to generate a biased report for the Judiciary Committee.”
The White House has also blasted Democrats for not affording President Trump his due process rights amid the push.