Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s refusal to comply with an impeachment query sparked by a so-called “whistleblower” complaint, mentioning: “Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.”
” For a while, the President has attempted to stabilize lawlessness. Now, he is attempting to make lawlessness a virtue,” Pelosi’s statement read. ” The White Home letter is only the newest attempt to cover his betrayal of our democracy, and to firmly insist that the President is above the law.”
” This letter is manifestly incorrect, and is simply another unlawful effort to hide the facts of the Trump Administration’s brazen efforts to pressure foreign powers to intervene in the 2020 elections. Regardless Of the White House’s stonewalling, we see a growing body of proof that shows that President Trump abused his office and broke his oath to ‘protect, maintain and defend the Constitution,'” it added. “Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.”
Earlier Tuesday, the White Home sent out a letter to Pelosi stating it declines to comply with the probe and blasted it as “invalid and unconstitutional.”
The letter, composed by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, accused the speaker of attempting to “reverse the results” of the 2016 governmental election.
” Considered that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or perhaps the most elementary due process defenses, the Executive Branch can not be expected to participate in it,” the letter read. “Since taking part in this questions under the existing unconstitutional posture would cause long lasting institutional damage on the Executive Branch and enduring damage to the separation of powers, you have the President no option.
” Consistent with the responsibilities of the President of the United States, and in specific his commitment to preserve the rights of future residents of his office, President Trump can not allow his Administration to participate in this partisan questions under these scenarios,” it included.
Pelosi launched the impeachment probe against President Trump on September 24 th after a partisan CIA officer accused the president in a so-called “whistleblower” problem of asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to check out accusations of corruption versus previous Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Both presidents have rejected any pressure was applied to penetrate into the Bidens, and in a nod to openness, the White House launched a records of the world leaders’ call to highlight no misdeed happened.
” We had I think great call. It was regular. We discussed many things, and I– so I believe and you read it that no one pushed me,” Zelensky, flanked by President Trump, informed reporters at the United Nations last month.