MADRID, Jan. 11 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said on Friday that he will use the executive privilege to prevent the former US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, and other officials of his Administration from testifying in the impeachment process he faces.
Bolton declared himself willing to testify at the political trial in early January. Trump's statements take place hours after the president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, has announced that next week he will send the Senate the statement of objections against the president so that he can begin the political trial against him for conditioning foreign policy to their electoral interest.
In this regard, he said that he has “no problem” with which Bolton testifies, but that he is concerned about what this means for “future presidents” for “forcing the testimony of officials involved in national security matters,” he said in a statement. Fox News interview.
“Especially, a national security adviser,” Trump continued. “You can't make me explain all the national security statements regarding Russia, China and North Korea, everything,” he has rejected. “We just can't do that,” he has settled.
In addition, Trump has referred to other officials, including White House interim cabinet chief Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, stating that he “would like” them to testify, But he can't allow it.
“I would love everyone to testify,” Trump said. “I would like Mick to testify, I would like Mike Pompeo to testify, I would like Rick Perry to testify,” he insisted, but “there are things you cannot do from the point of view of executive privilege.”
He also referred to Pelosi's announcement about submitting the impeachment statement to the Senate next week. “I think it's ridiculous,” said the president.
“I should have sent them a long time ago. It simply belittles the process,” he considered. In addition, he valued that Pelosi “will become the least successful president of the House of Representatives in the history of our nation.” “He has not done anything,” he concluded.