VP Pence And Giuliani Defy Adam Schiff and House Democrats
US Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump’s private lawyer Rudy Giuliani flat out defied Rep. Adam Schiff and House Democrats. Our great VP that stared down North Korea at the DMZ and the former Mayor that guided and led New York City after 9/11 stood down House Democrats.
Rep. Adam Schiff and House Democrats issued a subpoena and its deadline was Tuesday. The subpoena demanded that Pence and Giuliani release any documents linked to the impeachment probe being conducted by Democrats.
They flat out said no, by refusing to cooperate with Democrats.
The counsel for Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to the chairmen of the House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine on Tuesday informing them that he will not cooperate with a request for documents in their “self-proclaimed” impeachment inquiry.
Matthew Morgan, a counsel to the vice president, reportedly wrote:
As noted in the October 8, 2019 letter from the White House Counsel to each of you and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the purported “impeachment inquiry” has been designed and implemented in a manner that calls into question your commitment to fundamental fairness and due process rights.
Counsel to the vice president Matthew Morgan reportedly wrote:
Never before in history has the Speaker of the House attempted to launch an “impeachment inquiry” against a President without a majority of the House of Representatives voting to authorize a constitutionally acceptable process.
Morgan cited executive privilege as one of the reasons for defying the subpoena.
On Tuesday, Giuliani wrote on Twitter:
I will not participate in an illegitimate, unconstitutional, and baseless “impeachment inquiry.” Jon Sale, who is a lifelong friend, has represented me for the sole purpose of analyzing the request and responding. At this time, I do not need a lawyer.
I will not participate in an illegitimate, unconstitutional, and baseless “impeachment inquiry.”
Jon Sale, who is a lifelong friend, has represented me for the sole purpose of analyzing the request and responding. At this time, I do not need a lawyer. pic.twitter.com/l0IR0ikEHD
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 15, 2019
Last week, the White House sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats declaring their inquiry was “illegitimate,” partisan,” and unfair because they had not taken an official vote.
It appears though that Speaker Pelosi will not be taking a vote, mainly because Democrats in purple and districts that Trump won in 2016 are in trouble.