White House says it will not cooperate with impeachment inquiry
The White House will not cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry. In an eight-page letter addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of the committees that are leading the inquiry, counsel Pat Cipollone addressed the investigation and found it “invalid.” In the letter, he wrote, “You have designed and implemented your inquiry in a manner that violates fundamental fairness and constitutionally mandated due process.”
This is due to the absence of a formal vote in opening the impeachment inquiry. He argues that the inquiry seeks to influence the election of 2020 and that it has no legitimate basis. The letter disapproves of Congressman Adam Schiff in his frequent act of targeting the president.
They are now setting up to defend themselves in the war between the two branches of the government.
Also, The White House ordered U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland to not appear on the scheduled interview that is a part of the impeachment inquiry. Sondland’s name was mentioned in the whistleblower’s complaint and is the key witness to the said dealings.
Schiff continues on his witch hunt, telling reporters this Tuesday that Sondland possesses the documents. He accuses Sondland of obstruction of the constitutional functions of Congress and sees his actions as additional evidence that supports Schiff’s accusations.