Constitutional collision: WH vows no cooperation in probe

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ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House declared Tuesday it will not cooperate with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. Trump attorneys sent a letter to House leaders bluntly stating their refusal to participate in the quickly moving impeachment investigation. "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," White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote. The White House is currently objecting that the House did not formally vote to begin the impeachment inquiry into Trump
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