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White House refuses to comply with impeachment inquiry

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Eight-page letter to Democratic leaders sets stage for constitutional crisis, as legislative and executive branches clashDonald Trump pushed the United States towards a constitutional crisis on Tuesday when his legal counsel said the White House would refuse to cooperate with Congress’s impeachment inquiry.“Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it,” the counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/08/trump-impeachment-investigation-letter-constitutional-crisis

Author : David Smith in Washington

Publish date : 2019-10-09 00:58:08

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