As if it mattered. They will do everything they can to convict him, whether he testifies or not.
According to the Washington Times:
Former President Donald Trump brushed aside impeachment managers’ demand Thursday that he testify at his looming Senate trial, accusing House Democrats of trying to turn the weighty proceedings into “a public relations stunt.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin, Maryland Democrat and leader of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment team, sent the stunning demand for testimony in a letter to Mr. Trump.
He said the former president needed to defend under oath his behavior surrounding the election and the events of Jan. 6. He also said a refusal would be evidence of Mr. Trump’s guilt.
“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,” the congressman wrote.
The former president’s legal team brushed aside the demand.
“The use of our Constitution to bring purported impeachment proceedings is much too serious to try to play these games,” Trump attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor Jr. wrote in their reply.