Jimmy Carter: Trump shouldn’t ‘stonewall’ Congress during impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s White House is “trying to stonewall” House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

Carter, who became the oldest living President in history by celebrating his 95th birthday last week, was questioned on MSNBC about whether it was right that the White House block people from testifying.

“No, I think that’s a departure from custom and a departure from what American people expect,” He answered. “I think that’s one of the main things Americans are now considering is the fact that the White House is trying to stonewall and not provide adequate information.”

“I think that within itself is going to be another item of evidence used against him [Trump] if he continues to stonewall and prevent the evidence to be put forward to the House of Representatives and Senate to consider.” Carter elaborated.

On any advice for Trump, Carter stressed for him to “tell the truth, I think, for a change” and chuckled when recommending Trump “cut back on his Twitter feed.”

He reiterated that Trump needs to “give the House of Representatives, and also the Senate, and I say the general public, the evidence that we need to form a case either for or against him.”

Article URL : https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/10/08/jimmy-carter-trump-stonewall-impeachment-inquiry/3911226002/

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