Trump Claims He’d “Actually Like” His Staffers To Testify But He Has To Protect The Rights Of Future Presidents

The Guardian reports:

Trump has just sent a tweet thread claiming he would “actually like” his current and former aides to testify in the impeachment inquiry but that he is “fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President.”

This claim should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism, given Trump’s past assertions that he would actually love to testify. The president spent months insisting he wanted to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation concluded after about two years without a Trump interview.

On top of that, Trump’s tweets contain falsehoods. European nations have contributed more to Ukraine’s defense against Russia than the United States has, and the president has previously bashed the reputation of former national security adviser John Bolton.