The White House is pushing back against the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump by sending a letter accusing Democratic lawmakers of using the investigation to overturn the 2016 election results.
The eight-page letter, signed Tuesday by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, said that the administration will not cooperate with the inquiry.
“President Trump and his Administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process. Your unprecedented actions have left the President with no choice,” the letter stated. “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 letter is addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). Those three committees are in charge of the impeachment inquiry.
Read the letter below: