A lot of things going on in the white house as political speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Tuesday, confidently fired back at President Donald Trump, after a declaration from the presidential seat that the administration would 'totally refuse to participate in her impeachment inquiry. '
The speaker said in a letter addressed to the house...
"For a while, the President has tried to normalize lawlessness. Now, he is trying to make lawlessness a virtue. The American people have already heard the President's own words – 'do us a favor, though.' The President's actions threaten our national security, violate our Constitution and undermine the integrity of our elections. The White House letter is only the latest attempt to cover up his betrayal of our democracy, and to insist that the President is above the law.
She added... '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. 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.'
And concluded by saying, 'the White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the President's abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction.
'Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.'
The white house councel Pat Cipollone retorted by laying down an eight-page missive, directed to the speaker and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engle, who are overseeing the inquiry.
This statements has been termed ' A declaration of political war. '
It reads 'put simply, you seek to overturn the results of the 2016 election and deprive the American people of the Presidenthe letter, Cipollone argued the president and his administration 'reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process' and would not cooperate with subpoena requests.
'Your unprecedented actions have left the President with no choice,' he wrote. 'In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his Administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances.'
He also added: 'If the Committees wish to return to the regular order of oversight requests, we stand ready to engage in that process as we have in the past, in a manner consistent with well-established bipartisan constitutional protections and a respect for the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution. "
Pelosi however stood her ground, charging the president with obstruction of justice - a charge Democrats see as an impeachable offense - and said the Constitution gives the lawmakers the authority to continue their investigation.
'As President Trump is obstructing justice, abusing power and diminishing the office of the presidency, we have a responsibility to strengthen the institution in which we serve. This is essential if we are to honor the separation of powers which is the genius of the Constitution,' she wrote.
The White House however gave back series of counter statements with fierce and provocative words, but still say that this is 'A political argument, and not a legal argument,'
The white house has however concluded, saying.. "'The effort to impeach President Trump — without regard to any evidence of his actions in office — is a naked political strategy that began the day he was inaugurated, and perhaps even before. "
Too much for being leaders....