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White House Responds to Democrats Impeachment Resolution: An Illegitimate Sham

The White House on Tuesday evening responding to a proposed resolution put forward by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on an inquiry on impeaching President Donald Trump.

A statement from the Trump administration said Pelosis plan shows that the “Democrats impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start as it lacked any proper authorization by a House vote.”

It further slammed Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the head of the House Intelligence Committee, as someone who “repeatedly lies to the American people.”

“The White House is barred from participating at all, until after Chairman Schiff conducts two rounds of one-sided hearings to generate a biased report for the Judiciary Committee. Even then, the White Houses rights remain undefined, unclear, and uncertain—because those rules still havent been written,” the statement said.

The resolution, furthermore, does not allow due process rights to the Trump administration, according to the statement.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) leaves a secure area where Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper is testifying as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled the text of a resolution that lays out basic procedures for public hearings on the impeachment inquiry. Republican lawmakers and Trump have accused the Democrats of carrying out the inquiry by secret depositions and leaking information to the media.

The unveiled measure directs “certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.”

The House Rules Committee will look at the bill on Wednesday before bringing it to a full House vote on Thursday, according to reports.

Schiff and the Intelligence Committee will hold open hearings in the investigation, the resolution stated.

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Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) at the U.S. Capitol in a file photo. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The measure establishes the rules for how the committees hearings will be carried out. It will Read More – Source

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