Friday, October 23, 2020
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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

LPR Requests Administration Clarification of this Assertion in the October 8 Letter from Counsel to the President Pat A. Cippollone to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Three  Committee Chairmen

November 19, 2019 --

Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it. Because participating in this inquiry under the current unconstitutional posture would inflict lasting institutional harm on the Executive Branch and lasting damage to the separation of powers, you have left the President no choice. Consistent with the duties of the President of the United States, and in particular his obligation to preserve the rights of future occupants of his office, President Trump cannot permit his Administration to participate in this partisan inquiry under these circumstances.