President Trump’s lawyers have sent a blistering letter to House Democrats. In it, they say the President and his administration won’t cooperate in an ongoing impeachment inquiry, arguing the proceedings amount to an illegitimate effort to overturn the 2016 election results.
The lengthy letter all but dares House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold a formal vote opening an impeachment inquiry into Trump, a step she has so far resisted.
The letter claims Trump’s due process rights have been circumvented without a vote and that Trump has no choice but to not cooperate. The letter also makes clear the administration will continue to reject requests from Democrats if the proceedings continue in their current fashion.
Read the 8-page letter the White House sent Pelosi tonight saying it won’t cooperate with impeachment inquiry – https://t.co/092bX3GOJF
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) October 8, 2019
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 8, 2019
— Alexandra von Nahmen (@AlexandravonNah) October 8, 2019