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Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:29 AM

White House Refuses to Cooperate With Impeachment Probe

White House Refuses to Cooperate With Impeachment Probe
https://www.courthousenews.com/white-house-refuses-to-cooperate-with-impeachment-probe/

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is preparing to formally object to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as soon as Friday, saying it won’t cooperate with the probe because it was initiated without a vote of the House.

The White House Counsel’s Office was preparing to send a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi objecting to the form of the impeachment investigation, a person familiar with the matter said late Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the letter before its dissemination.

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Where courts have generally required congressional oversight requests to demonstrate a legitimate legislative purpose, impeachment requests could be wide-ranging.

It is unclear if Democrats would wade into a lengthy legal fight with the administration over documents and testimony letter, or if they would move straight to considering articles of impeachment.

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Reply White House Refuses to Cooperate With Impeachment Probe (Original post)
Roland99 Oct 2019 OP
Turbineguy Oct 2019 #1
Roland99 Oct 2019 #2
C_U_L8R Oct 2019 #3
Cracklin Charlie Oct 2019 #4
Claritie Pixie Oct 2019 #12
jberryhill Oct 2019 #5
beachbumbob Oct 2019 #6
kentuck Oct 2019 #7
Magoo48 Oct 2019 #8
PuppyBismark Oct 2019 #9
MadLinguist Oct 2019 #10
Claritie Pixie Oct 2019 #11
Wounded Bear Oct 2019 #13

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:33 AM

1. Trump wants to be impeached on his terms only.

People working in the Trump administration should consider their positions.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:34 AM

2. It's a ploy. A vote is NOT required at all

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:34 AM

3. Congress needs to use its authority

Contempt and obstruction must be severely dealt with. C'mon.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:35 AM

4. Let's just keep impeaching him through the press, then.

Seems to be working so far.

Just kidding, I’ll leave the strategy to the experts.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 11:22 AM

12. That's actually how it works.

Impeachment is a political process, and relies heavily on public opinion. How this all plays out hinges on support by the American people. We've already seen a jump in support.

House Dems have the advantage the longer this goes on (not too long though) as more and more evidence comes to light through the media.





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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:40 AM

5. In other news... Anteater Eats Ants!

 

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:41 AM

6. nonsensible position to take, the constitution and the House rules dictates not the Whitehouse

 

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:49 AM

7. Let 'em stew for awhile.

There is an air of desperation in their response.

They are not saying they will not comply (which they won't) . They are saying there was not an official vote in the full House so they do not have to comply.

It is their game of delay.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:55 AM

8. Why would the White House cooperate?

No one has the power, or has the nerve to claim the power, to enforce anything. Without consequences, this will quickly devolve into another joke. I’ve supported impeachment all along, but I was also concerned the administration would respond with a big, “So What”. Well, their response is—🖕🏼Y’all. So, what does the House do now?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 10:00 AM

9. Dems need to force the WH to reject a legitimate Subpoena and Appeal to the Supreme Court

If the subpoena is specific and well formed, the SC would most possibly rule in the House's favor and the whole country would better understand where DT stands and turn further against him. Losing in the SC will be a game changing moment for DT in the impeachment and allow the House access to further damning evidence.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 11:00 AM

10. A bear clutches its rosary while the Pope shits in the woods

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 11:17 AM

11. That's fine. He can be impeached without cooperating.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 11:35 AM

13. Well, that's an obstruction charge in the impeachment proceedings...

With public evidence.

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