The White House has denied any cooperation by President Donald Trump from the Democrats’ impeachment investigation, saying the attempts being made by the opposition is unconstitutional and an attempt to overthrow the democratic procedure.
Talking to reporters, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham explained that the impeachment probe against President Trump is purely political.
“The President is doing nothing wrong and the Democrats know it. For political reasons, the Democrats have determined their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election lets them run a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the basic rights guaranteed to every American,” she explained.
‘Baseless’ Allegations Against Trump
Democrats in the US House of Representatives are examining if there are grounds to impeach Trump, a Republican, based on a whistleblower’s accounts that said he asked Ukrainian President Zelenskiy at a 25 July phone call to assist investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.
In the letter, White House counselor Pat Cipollone rejected the allegations from President Trump terming it baseless and unconstitutional.
President Trump and his Administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process, he explained in his letter dated 8 October, a copy of which had been released into the media.
Cipollone stated Trump is concentrated on fulfilling his promises to the people.
“He (Trump) has important work he has to continue on their behalf, both at home and around the world, including ongoing strong financial growth, extending historically very low levels of unemployment, and negotiating trade deals, mending our broken immigration system, decreasing prescription drugs costs, and fixing mass shooting violence,” he said.
The correspondence, Grisham said, shows the Democrats’ query lacks any valid constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, as well as the most elementary due process protections.
Democrats are pursuing only partisan goals, such as influencing the forthcoming 2020 election.
After a senior administration official told reporters that for the first time in America’s history, the House of Representatives is currently purporting to proceed on an impeachment inquiry from the President without running a vote on the House floor.
This hasn’t occurred in the history of the nation. There’s always been, in every prior inquiry into a presidential impeachmenta vote on the House floor, the official claimed.