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theguardian - 19 days ago

Trump suggests he wants to be impeached and says I want a trial – live

President sounded off on public hearings on Fox Friends, praised Giuliani as ‘one of the great crime fighters’ and called Pelosi ‘crazy as a bedbug’In this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.20pm GMT Another extraordinary moment: Trump insisting that he wants to go on trial – i.e. he wants to be impeached.The president complained that Republicans couldn’t call witnesses during the House impeachment hearings, and suggested a trial would enable him to quiz the whistleblower and House intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff.President Trump just said this on @foxandfriends in a phone interview this morning:

I want a trial.

The hosts tried to ask him a follow-up question about that, but he didn t stop talking to respond to them. 2.15pm GMT Well that interview was unusual. Even by Trump’s standards. The president actually sounded quite tired at the beginning, but whipped himself up pretty quickly as he rattled through a range of topics. One thing Trump was particularly animated about was Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine. Trump goes after Marie Yovanovitch, who has served presidents in both parties for decades: She s an Obama person. I said why are you being so kind? Well, sir, she s a woman. We have to be nice. on Yovanovitch: She wouldn t hang my picture in the embassy. She is in charge of the embassy. She wouldn t hang it. It look a year-and-a-half, two years to get the picture up. She said bad things about me ... This was not an angel this woman, okay? Continue reading...

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