Trump says he would cooperate with impeachment probe if rights guaranteed

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Oct 9, 2019.
US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Oct 9, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Oct 9) that the White House would cooperate with the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry if House Democrats"give us our rights."

The White House has criticised Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not calling a vote of the full chamber to authorize the impeachment investigation.

Asked by a reporter if he would cooperate with Democrats'demands for testimony and documents if a House vote were held, Trump said: "We would if they give us our rights."