President Donald Trump suggested Friday he’d block possible testimony by his former national-security adviser in the Senate’s impeachment trial.
John Bolton said earlier this week that he would be willing to testify in the Senate’s Trump trial if subpoenaed. Trump told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham that Bolton’s doing so would set a bad precedent.
When asked if he would invoke executive privilege to stop it, Trump replied, “Well, I think you have to for the sake of the office.”
Earlier Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would take steps next week to send impeachment articles against Trump to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has rejected Democrats’ demands over the trial.