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  White House says it won't cooperate with impeachment inquiry
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Last EditedRP  Oct 08, 2019 04:56pm
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AuthorEmily Tillett, Kathryn Watson, Stefan Becket, Grace Segers
News DateTuesday, October 8, 2019 10:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe White House told House Democrats it will not comply with demands for documents and testimony in Democrats' impeachment inquiry, setting up a legal showdown between the two branches of government.

"You have designed and implemented your inquiry in a manner that violates fundamental fairness and constitutionally mandated due process," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in an eight-page letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of the committees leading the inquiry.

Cipollone argued the investigation is "invalid" because there has not been a formal vote to open an impeachment inquiry. He said the inquiry clearly seeks "to influence the election of 2020" and has "no legitimate basis." The letter also condemned Congressman Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a frequent target of the president.
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