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Trump 'will not testify in an unconstitutional proceeding' Jason Miller says

Attorneys for the former president fired back on Thursday following Lead Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin's letter calling for Trump to testify before or during the Senate impeachment trial.

Updated: February 4, 2021 - 5:05pm

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Trump senior advisor Jason Miller has indicated that the former president will not testify during the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

"The President will not testify in an unconstitutional proceeding," Miller told Fox News on Thursday.

Attorneys for the former president fired back on Thursday following Lead Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin's letter calling for Trump to testify before or during the trial.

"We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt," Trump attorneys Bruce Castor and David Schoen wrote to Rep. Raskin. "As you certainly know, there is no such thing as a negative inference in this unconstitutional proceeding," they added. "Your letter only confirms what is known to everyone: you cannot prove your allegations against the 45th President of the United States, who is now a private citizen. The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games."

In a Thursday letter Raskin invited Trump to testify: "If you decline this invitation, we reserve any and all rights, including the right to establish at trial that your refusal to testify supports a strong adverse inference regarding your actions (and inaction) on January 6, 2021," Raskin noted.

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