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Politics 'He's working': White House says Trump is not watching first public impeachment hearing

19:31  13 november  2019
19:31  13 november  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

White House dismisses impeachment transcripts: Trump 'has done nothing wrong'

  White House dismisses impeachment transcripts: Trump 'has done nothing wrong' The White House claimed Tuesday that newly released transcripts showed there is “even less evidence” underscoring House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s interactions with Ukraine than previously known. © The Hill White House dismisses impeachment transcripts: Trump 'has done nothing wrong' "Both transcripts released today show there is even less evidence for this illegitimate impeachment sham than previously thought," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

President Trump is not watching the first day of impeachment hearings on television, according to his spokeswoman, who said he had a busy day of meetings.

Donald Trump, Ben Cardin are posing for a picture © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.

Much of Washington came to a standstill on Wednesday morning to hear the opening exchanges in a day of testimony that could decide Trump’s fate.

However, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the president was getting on with his job.

"He's in the Oval in meetings,” she said. “Not watching. He's working."

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White House officials have been keen to portray an image of a president intent on delivering his promises to the American people, continuing to work on overhauling the healthcare system, striking a trade deal with China, and mulling further tax cuts even as Democrats pursue impeachment.

On Wednesday, Trump is due to host President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at the White House for meetings and lunch and then hold a press conference with the Turkish leader.

Even so, as a heavy consumer of TV news, White House watchers are keeping a close eye on Trump's Twitter feed to see how he reacts to the hearings. On Wednesday morning, Trump's Twitter page featured a string of retweets of Republican allies.

Schumer calls on Trump to testify as part of impeachment inquiry .
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on President Trump to testify as part of the House's impeachment inquiry in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offering to let him speak with the panel. "Speaker Pelosi invited President Trump to come testify, and I think her invitation is correct. If Donald Trump doesn't agree with what he's hearing, doesn't like what he's hearing, he shouldn't tweet -- he should come to the committee and testify under oath. And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath," Schumer said on Sunday during a press conference in New York.

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