Global  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

White House refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:20s - Published < > Embed
White House refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

White House refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

The White House said on Tuesday it would refuse to cooperate with a "baseless, unconstitutional" congressional impeachment inquiry, setting Republican President Donald Trump on a collision course with the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives.

Havovi Cooper reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

White House refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

The White House said on Tuesday it will not cooperate with a "baseless, unconstitutional" impeachment inquiry, setting President Donald Trump on a collision course with the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives.

In a letter to Democratic House leaders, the White House Counsel wrote "Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice.

President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances." The letter came shortly after Democratic House intelligence chairman Adam Schiff blasted the White House Tuesday for blocking the U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland from giving testimony in the House impeachment inquiry... even though he had already flown from Brussels to do so.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) REP.

ADAM SCHIFF, SAYING: "The failure to produce this witness, the failure to produce these documents, we consider yet additional strong evidence of obstruction of the constitutional functions of Congress, a co-equal branch of government." Sondland had been due to meet behind closed doors with three Democratic-led House committees Tuesday morning over the role he may have played in Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to probe former Vice President Joe Biden.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) REP.

ADAM SCHIFF, SAYING: "We are also aware that the ambassador has text messages or emails on a personal device which have been provided to the State Department although we have requested those from the ambassador and the State Department is withholding those messages as well.

Those messages are also deeply relevant to this investigation." According to text messages released by House committee leaders last week, Sondland was heavily involved in contacts with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as he sought a meeting with Trump, and with Ukrainian officials who expressed concern at the administration's decision to block nearly $400 million in U.S. military assistance for Kiev.

In one of the texts, Sondland emphasized that Trump "really wants the deliverable." Sondland, a political appointee who donated $1 million to President Trump's inauguration committee, had agreed to appear voluntarily without a subpoena and, through his lawyer on Tuesday, said he stands ready to testify and that he hoped "the issues raised by the State Department that preclude his testimony will be resolved promptly."



Recent related news from verified sources

White House Says It Won’t Cooperate With ‘Impeachment Inquiry’

A showdown between the White House and Democrats is in full swing with the former penning a letter...
Eurasia Review - Published Also reported by •NewsyReutersCBS NewsBBC NewsPolitico


News24.com | Trump fights impeachment | Church 'covering up' sex abuse: WATCH the top world news videos for today

White House refuses to co-operate with impeachment inquiry | Church accused of covering up priest's...
News24 - Published


You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Another Former Trump Administration Official Deposed [Video]Another Former Trump Administration Official Deposed

Fiona Hill, President Trump's former Russia expert at the White House, arrived on Capitol Hill for closed-door testimony on Monday.

Credit: CBS4 Miami     Duration: 02:08Published

President's Former Russian Expert Testifies In Impeachment Inquiry [Video]President's Former Russian Expert Testifies In Impeachment Inquiry

Bofta Yimam reports on White House's former Russian expert Fiona Hill testifying in impeachment inquiry (10-14-2019)

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 03:01Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.