On Tuesday, the White House sent a letter to House Democrats excoriating them for what was called an “illegitimate” and “unconstitutional” impeachment probe. The eight-page letter, written by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, also informed Democrats the Administration would not cooperate in their effort to overturn the 2016 election for partisan political reasons.
“The facts are clear,” the White House said in an email sent Tuesday evening. “The House Democrats’ ‘impeachment inquiry,’ undertaken without a single vote of authorization by the full House—an astonishing breach of precedent—is constitutionally invalid and violates both basic due process rights and the separation of powers. By the admission of its own advocates in Congress, it plainly seeks to reverse the election of 2016 and to influence the election of 2020. Not only is there no legitimate basis for the inquiry, but the committees’ actions in pursuing it themselves raise serious questions that demand full transparency with the American people.”
The letter also took issue with the Democrats’ efforts to deny President Trump his rights of due process under the Constitution.
“You have denied the President the right to cross-examine witnesses, to call witnesses, to receive transcripts of testimony, to have access to evidence, to
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