President Trump’s lawyers send letter to House Democrats refusing to participate in impeachment inquiry
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President Trump’s lawyers send letter to House Democrats refusing to participate in impeachment inquiry

US President Donald Trump’s legal counsel sent a letter to House Democrats Tuesday saying that the president will not participate in the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

The letter states that the impeachment inquiry is “constitutionally invalid and a violation of due process.” The letter also states that the inquiry was started without a House vote and therefore does not have the “necessary authorization for a valid impeachment proceeding.” Additionally, the letter states that the impeachment inquiry is violating due process by not allowing the president to have access to certain procedures, including the rights to both call and cross-examine witnesses.

In the letter, the president’s legal counsel argues that the impeachment inquiry is being used “to overturn the results of the 2016 election” as well as influence the upcoming election in 2020.

The letter concluded by reiterating that the president will not participate in the impeachment inquiry and will continue to work towards “the many important goals that matter to the American people.”