Politics

Former US president Donald Trump returns to social media after ban on Twitter and Facebook

Former US president, Donald Trump is back on social media. He came back via his account on Gab, an American alternative social networking service known for its far-right userbase, which includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists, white nationalists and others.

According to Independent UK, Trump in his very first post uploaded his lawyer’s response to demands he testifies at his second impeachment hearing next week.

Trump had resorted to releasing statements from the Office of the Former President after he and his campaign team were removed from the internet by most of the conventional social media platforms.

Part of the lawyers’ response read, “We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt.”

“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.”

US Congressman Jamie Raskin had written letters to the ex-president, demanding that he appear before or during the trial, subject to cross-examination, pointing to the testimonies of former presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton while in office.

“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 6 January, the date of the riots inside the halls of Congress.

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