Clearly saying that the efforts being made by the opposition is unconstitutional and an attempt to overturn the democratic process, the White House has refused any cooperation by United States President Donald Trump in the Democrats’ impeachment investigation.
Speaking to reporters according to a report by PTI , White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said that the impeachment probe against President Trump is purely political.
“The president has done nothing wrong and the Democrats know it. For purely political reasons, the Democrats have decided their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election allows them to conduct a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American,” she said.
“These partisan proceedings are an affront to the Constitution-as they are being held behind closed doors and deny the President the right to call witnesses, to cross-examine witnesses, to have access to evidence, and many other basic rights,” she said soon after the White House sent a letter to the Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives informing them of the decision of the Trump Administration.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives are examining whether there are grounds to impeach Trump, a Republican, based on a whistleblower’s account that said he asked Ukrainian President Zelenskiy in a July 25 phone call to help investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.
In the letter, White House counsel Pat Cipollone rejected the allegations against US President Trump terming it baseless and unconstitutional.
“President Trump and his Administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process,” he said in his letter dated October 8, a copy of which was released to the press.
“Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfil 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,” he said.