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White House Says It Will Not Cooperate With Impeachment Inquiry

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Hours after the Trump Administration blocked Acting U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, Gordon Sondland from sitting for a deposition regarding the House Impeachment Inquiry, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to Congress, notifying them that the White House would not cooperate with their Impeachment Inquiry.

The letter is 8 pages long and the running theme of the letter is that the Democrats are seeking to overturn the 2016 election in order to “deprive the American people of the President they have freely chosen,” that the Democrats have violated the Constitution to start the inquiry, and that they have violated President Trump’s due process rights.

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The Lawyers.

The Usual Suspects

The Other Takes

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One more time for the cheap seats, “The President doesn’t get to dictate how Congress investigates him.”

Thoughts.

Having read the letter one and a half times so far, I can say as a non-lawyer, that Cipollone is not only wrong, he’s dead wrong.

It does not overturn an election. It does not violate due process.

Impeachment is a Constitutional clause, put there in order to protect us the people from a President, a Vice President, or a Federal Judiciary, that abuses their power.

What this letter does show, is that once again, The President of the United States is obstructing Congressional oversight, because he believes he is above the law.

There is only two questions left to be asked.