Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET The White House will not participate in Congress' ongoing impeachment inquiry, it said Tuesday, stepping up a political and legal standoff between the executive and legislative branches of government. In a blistering eight-page letter to Democratic congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, White House counsel Pat Cipollone repeatedly mocked the Democrats' process. It "lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation" and is simply an effort to "nullify the outcome of the democratic process" by reversing the outcome of the 2016 election and influence the upcoming 2020 election, he wrote. Moreover, Cipollone argued that because there has been no formal vote to begin an impeachment inquiry, there is no official...
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Trump Administration Says It Won't Comply With Impeachment Inquiry