WH letter:” We hope that ,in light of the many deficiencies we have identified in your proceedings, you will abandon the current invalid efforts to pursue an impeachment inquiry and join the President in focusing on the many important goals that matter to the American people.” pic.twitter.com/kT8HqzATi9
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) October 8, 2019
After reading through this letter I had the strange feeling that it was written by Trump and Giuliani during an all night Adderall fueled bitch session.
Courtesy of NBC News:
In a defiant letter that echoed the president’s recent impeachment messaging — accusing Democrats of violating the Constitution and civil liberties and attempting to overturn the results of the 2016 election — the White House said it would not comply with the request from House Democrats because they were conducting an invalid investigation.
“Never before in our history has the House of Representatives — under the control of either political party — taken the American people down the dangerous path you seem determined to pursue,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote.
The move was the latest demonstration of a White House strategy of almost-universal resistance taking shape in its efforts to stymie the Democratic investigation into whether President Donald Trump used the power of his office to pressure Ukraine to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden.
Here is how Nancy Pelosi responded to this BS:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the letter Tuesday, accusing the president of “trying to make lawlessness a virtue.”
“This letter is manifestly wrong, and is simply another unlawful attempt to hide the facts of the Trump Administration’s brazen efforts to pressure foreign powers to intervene in the 2020 elections,” Pelosi wrote. “Despite the White House’s stonewalling, we see a growing body of evidence that shows that President Trump abused his office and violated his oath to ‘protect, preserve and defend the Constitution.'”
Pelosi warned that Trump was not above the law and that continued efforts to hide Trump’s abuse of power would be “regarded as further evidence of obstruction.”
The Trump team argument is that since the House has not voted on an official impeachment investigation that would then allow Republicans to subpoena witnesses and allow the White House to cross-examine them this inquiry is illegitimate and has no power.
However, that is not accurate as the Consitution states that “shall have the sole Power of Impeachment” and little else about the process.
It is not always clear to me what cards Nancy Pelosi is holding close to her vest, but in this case, it seems pretty obvious that she is protecting the early stages of this investigation from Republican sabotage while also protecting the whistleblowers from being outed on Fox News.
She is also allowing Trump to essentially dig his own grave while standing smugly by the gravesite with a handful of dirt ready to start the burial process when the time is ripe.
She is in complete control of this process and that is driving Trump out of his fucking mind.
…..The Whistleblower’s lawyer is a big Democrat. The Whistleblower has ties to one of my DEMOCRAT OPPONENTS. Why does the ICIG allow this scam to continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019