Trump: 'No reason to call witnesses' in impeachment probe

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' MORE said early Monday that there is “no reason” to call witnesses in the impeachment inquiry.

“What I said on the phone call with the Ukrainian President is ‘perfectly’ stated. There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning,” he tweeted.

“This is just another Democrat Hoax that I have had to live with from the day I got elected (and before!),” he added. “Disgraceful!”

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Trump in an earlier tweet on Monday morning quoted conservative radio and TV host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinNetflix's 'Big Mouth' to replace Jenny Slate as voice of biracial character Hannity planning first book in ten years: 'Live Free or Die' The Memo: Speculation grows about Fauci's future MORE and again called the impeachment probe a “Witch Hunt.”

“Mark Levin, a great lawyer and scholar, said last night on his @marklevinshow, that all you have to do is read the transcript of the call, you do not need Never Trumpers or other witnesses to say what it means or says,” he tweeted.

“It is plainly and very well stated for all to see. Witch Hunt.”

The president's early morning posts, which included multiple retweets of Levin and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, come after the House last week voted to approve rules for the impeachment inquiry that cover public hearings.

Asked on Sunday if we wants his former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonThe benefits of American disinterest in world affairs Release of Mary Trump's tell-all book moved up to next week Trump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP MORE to testify, Trump told reporters “that’s up to him and the lawyers.”

“I like John Bolton, I always got along with him, but that's going to be up to the lawyers,” Trump said.

He also doubled down on his comments that there was no “quid pro quo” in his dealings with Ukraine, which are at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

“Read the transcript,” he repeatedly told reporters when asked.

The “transcript” Trump is referring to is a partial memo of a July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that shows the president asking the foreign leader to look into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary Biden wins Delaware primary MORE, a top Democratic presidential candidate, and Biden's son.

House Democrats have said many witnesses that have testified in closed-door depositions before the three House committees leading the inquiry have painted a damaging picture that indicates Trump withheld foreign aid to Ukraine in return for the country to investigate the Bidens.

Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. The president and many congressional Republicans have also decried the inquiry as a partisan attack and criticized the process as unfair.

All four White House officials scheduled to testify Monday will not appear, CNN reported.

Other officials scheduled to appear this week, including Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryTexas cities say state is making pandemic worse Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Ernest Moniz Trump issues executive order to protect power grid from attack MORE, whom Trump blamed for telling him to ask Ukraine to look into the Bidens, will also not appear.

Updated at 7:43 a.m.