The White House sent House Democrats a letter Tuesday saying it will not cooperate in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, claiming the investigation lacks a "legitimate constitutional foundation" and "any pretense of fairness." The letter, signed by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, insisted the inquiry does not have "the most elementary due process protections," so the "Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned the White House 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." Trump is "not above the law," she added. "You will be held accountable."

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