The White House announced on Tuesday that it will not comply with the House Democrat’s “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry.
The administration has decided not to allow any of its members to appear before the Democrat’s partisan impeachment committee hearings.
The announcement comes on the heels of a flurry of subpoenas to members of the administration.
The administration released a letter written by White House counsel Pat Cipollone outlining the reasons for refusing to cooperate with the Democrats.
According to Fox News:
“President Trump and his administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process,” the letter stated. “Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances.”
The document concluded: “The president has a country to lead. The American people elected him to do this job, and he remains focused on fulfilling his promises to the American people.”
The administration took pains to point out that this impeachment “inquiry” is all a sham because no actual article of impeachment have been filed and no official impeachment vote has been held in the House.
It is al window dressing meant to fool Democrat voters into thinking that the House has started impeachment proceedings — which it has not.
Then there is the illegitimacy of the so-called “whistleblower”:
The letter went on to note that “information has recently come to light that the whistleblower” who first flagged Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president “had contact with [House Intelligence Committee] Chairman [Adam] Schiff’s office before filing the complaint.”
And Schiff’s “initial denial of such contact caused The Washington Post to conclude that Chairman Schiff “clearly made a statement that was false,” the letter observed.
“In any event, the American people understand that Chairman Schiff cannot covertly assist with the submission of a complaint, mislead the public about his involvement, read a counterfeit version of the call to the American people, and then pretend to sit in judgment as a neutral ‘investigator,'” the letter adds.
Finally, the White House letter notes that the transcript of the Ukraine call also proves that nothing illegal occurred.
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