Days after President Trump said he “cooperates with everyone,” the White House is giving a firm “no thank you” with regard to the House Impeachment Inquiry. In an eight-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone calls the investigation is "constitutionally invalid."
Among his reasons? That the full House hasn't voted on impeachment – and he says the House is denying President Trump due process. The move came after U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland was blocked from testifying before the House Intel Committee as a part of the inquiry.
For her part, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning the President that he's not above the law. In a statement, Pelosi calls the White House position as an attempt to cover up Trump's "betrayal of our democracy." She adds that any efforts to hide the truth of Trump's actions will be taken as evidence of obstruction. She also said that Trump is "trying to make lawlessness a virtue."