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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' 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 LevinJudicial interference and the coming constitutional crisis Dwayne Johnson touts surge in Instagram followers after his Biden endorsement: 'Always speak your truth' Ted Cruz hits Fox's Wallace for 'train wreck' debate, pitches new idea for moderators 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 BoltonJohn Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report Bolton: North Korea 'more dangerous now' Demand for Trump-related titles sparks expected record year for political books 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 BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus 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 PerryIs Social Security safe from the courts? Trump, Biden set for high-stakes showdown President Trump faces Herculean task in first debate 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.