White House Vows to Resist Impeachment Inquiry
Says proceeding “violates the Constitution”
The White House told lawmakers that it will not cooperate with the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.
In a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, the White House counsel, Pat Cipollone said the process was in violation of basic constitutional provisions because the president was being denied his right to call witnesses in his defense and obtain access to transcripts, among other violations.
“Never before in our history has the House of Representatives — under the control of either political party — taken the American people down the dangerous path you seem determined to pursue,” he said. “You seek to overturn the results of the 2016 election and deprive the American people of the president they have freely chosen.”
Speaker Pelosi warned that if the president refused cooperation, it would be “regarded as further evidence of obstruction.” She said, “Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.”
- For President Trump and those around him as they endeavor to continue the business of government in the face of congressional threats.
About the divisions in the nation that are deepening because of the impeachment inquiries.