Press Secretary Statement on Unconstitutional Impeachment Effort…

(White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham)  The President has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it.  For purely political reasons, the Democrats have decided their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election allows them to conduct a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American.

These partisan proceedings are an affront to the Constitution—as they are being held behind closed doors and deny the President the right to call witnesses, to cross-examine witnesses, to have access to evidence, and many other basic rights.

Today, on behalf of President Donald J. Trump, Pat Cipollone, Counsel to the President, sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Chairmen Engel, Schiff, and Cummings.  The letter demonstrates that the Democrats’ inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, and even the most elementary due process protections.

Democrats are pursuing purely partisan goals, including influencing the upcoming 2020 election.  In the process, they are violating civil liberties and the separation of powers, threatening Executive Branch officials with punishment simply for exercising their constitutional rights and prerogatives.

All of this violates the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent.  For these reasons, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to, and will not participate in, this exercise of partisan political theater.

President Trump and his entire Administration will, however, keep fighting for the American people, growing the economy, building prosperity, and protecting America’s interests at home and abroad.  (LINK)

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57 Responses to Press Secretary Statement on Unconstitutional Impeachment Effort…

  1. CopperTop says:

    That’s the royal
    “Nuff said”

    Liked by 13 people

  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Actions speak louder than words, so I would like some action in a court of law.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Fast182 says:

      The courts are unlikely to get involved. Impeachment is a purely political process. No real crime is required. It’s a political trial, contained entirely within the legislative branch. Sorry.

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      • I think they might on this one.

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          President Trump is challenging them to involve the courts. If they try to issue an actual subpoena rather than a letter the President will ignore it. The democrats then have the option of going to court to try and enforce it. The democrats don’t want to do that because A they’ll lose and B it will take a long time.

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        Impeachment may be a political process but it is not a process for overturning the Constitutional election of a President for political gain or harassment. The democrats have been running a public smear campaign from day one, making one unfounded allegation after another. From Maxine Waters ‘peachment’ to Schiff’s non-existent ‘proof of Russian collusion’ to ‘Stormy Daniels’, emoluments, campaign finance allegations, etc. etc. the ‘intent’ of the democrats is very clearly political, not Constitutional. That makes it a Court issue.

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        • It’s not “political”. Impeachment in the Constitution has its predicate in criminal behavior by the President, specifically: “Treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors”.

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          • ms doodlebug says:

            Like probably everyone else I am well aware criminal behavior is required for legitimate impeachment. I am also aware that democrats have been babbling ‘peach foty fie’ ever since PDJT was elected, no crime or evidence needed.

            If you want to see treason, bribery, high crimes, and misdemeanors, take a look at Congress.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        The Constitutional issues surrounding the purely partisan nature of Pelosi’s persecution SHOULD put this in front of the courts. It is a Constitutional crisis and needs to be addressed. Either we have a Constitution or we don’t. It’s high time to find out.

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    • No court required
      … unless the Demo☭rats want to ask Judges … and SCOTUS to Rewrite the Constitution.

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    • I agree. This abuse of “possible ambiguity in the terms of USC §1.3.7” must be resolved at the Supreme Court. My informal reading of this clause makes it utterly clear that a judicial determination of “possible guilt” must precede any action by the Congress. Furthermore, my understanding of the Founder’s lengthy deliberations on this matter confirm that they had expressly and intentionally rejected the English-law precept of “maladministration.”

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    • grlangworth says:

      It’s over to you, Nance. Now’s the time to step up and declare yourselves Official Impeachers. Make sure you put those red letters in all caps on your foreheads so everybody will see you when you are coming. Good luck.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      The Communist Party will not involve the courts. They know they will loose as soon as they would show their face.

      This whole process was devised explicitly to the avoid the court.

      The President has, at this point, no need to involve the judiciary.

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      • Magabear says:

        This initial demonrat charade is intended to avoid the courts, but if it continues to go sideways on them, I wouldn’t put it past them to then turn to SCOTUS knowing that their schemes will be overruled so they can then wail that the courts are corrupt and we need one of their leftist loons running for President to pack the courts.

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  3. porkyspen says:

    Sounds good to me!

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  4. The Boss says:

    Meanwhile, the yapping propagandists for the democrat-socialists worry about a benign phone call, hanging on every lie told by Schiff and his ilk.

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  5. ChampagneReady says:

    That 8-page letter by Cipollone was a masterpiece. No wonder he’s Trump’s lawyer.

    Liked by 13 people

  6. Dutchman says:

    Don’t get distracted by the House Democrats, standing right in front of you, setting their hair on fire.

    Beware the Senate Republicons sneaking up behind, to shiv you in the heart.

    Nancy WOULD NOT be going through all of this, if she knew McConnell would kick any Impeachment back in her face, as illigitimate and Unconstitutional..

    Mitch sent out a fund raising letter, saying he was going to “Defend the President” from Pelosi.

    Problem is, who is going to defend the President from McConnell?

    With friends like him, who needs enemas? And no, that isn’t a mis spell, and auto-correct is off,…as is my safety.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Well said, as the GOPe is still looking for somebody to rid of the person who exposed them , fully, for the frauds they have become as well as for their complicity in 2016 and having their hands in the same cookie jars as the Biden-Clinton clans.

      The GOPe especially can’t stand, that like a good businessman he saw weakness and exploited it by first snatching the nomination among 17 weak, feckless Republican candidates and rotting old sow of a Democrat.

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      • Dutchman says:

        When you have someone, in a parking lot or dark alley, standing in front of you, engaging you in conversation and DISTRACTING you, the move you want to make is to turn 90 degrees, so you can keep an eye on THEM, while seeing their partner, sneaking up from behind.

        McConnell has been waging a stealth war against our President, and against us, for a long time.

        He green lighted the first coup attempt, and he green lighted the continued cover up of it, and he has green lighted this ‘new’ or ongoing one.

        SEE him, EXPOSE him. He has absolute control of the Senate.
        Anyone believe he is NOT corrupt?

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    • iswhatitis says:

      I’ll take his support this way: He’s a politician – so he’s going to see which way the wind blows.

      If he’s getting behind President Trump – it means THAT is the way the wind is blowing.

      Similar to this scene from the movie Red October (15 seconds):

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      • BL says:

        Isn’t McConnell up for reelection… that’s the way the wind is blowing

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        • Magabear says:

          He is, as are Collins and quite a few others. If they voted to impeach PDJT, their political careers are over bigly. Which is why, after making eloquent speeches to sound “bipartisan”, they’ll do the right thing and reject this whole impeachment charade.

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        • WVPatriot says:

          Yes…Governor Bevin ran against him in 2014. It was close enough to realize that McConnell is not invincible. He was NOT gracious in his victory…in fact, I am sure you could search YouTube for his speech on election night. I thought it to be very revealing.

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        • icehole3 says:

          Mitch said the other day he was going to squash all of this.

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          • Lester Smith says:

            Will see if Mitch does the right thing or if he follows Massachusetts Mitts strong viewed advise. Will trump be subjected to a continuation of the Kavanagh treatment will see. I don’t trust any of them aholes.

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  7. justlizzyp says:

    Well said Ms. Grisham! Direct, concise and perfectly cohesive with the original letter.

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  8. Lion2017 says:

    The Democrats are orchestrating a COUP!

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  9. EnoughIsEnough says:

    Patriots stand firmly behind President Trump, and strongly condemn this transparent coup attempt to remove an innocent man from office and deprive voters of their choice to lead them. The last hoax cost millions of dollars, and exposed serious corruption on those who directed it. There is palpable anger and resolve not to allow this to happen again. The WH letter had me literally holler “hell yeah” ! I read today ( sorry, I can’t recall where) that there is whispering of Pelosi’s son and China which requires further scrutiny. You can bet that President Trump knows. Bank on it. The Dems have opened a Pandora’s box.

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  10. patti says:

    Laura Ingram reading parts of the WH letter on her show….millions will hear it. 😉

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  11. Bogeyfree says:

    PT should post the letter on WG.gov and then tweet tomorrow, I ask that every American take the time to read and understand this letter and……

    imagine if the government came after you or your family with false claims and took away your constitutional rights to due process and your attorney could not cross examine or subpoena documents to try and defend you.

    Would you just accept that? Would you think that is fair?

    We have a Constitution that is for EVERYONE. The House does not have the right to circumvent the Constitution and the rights granted to all of us.

    I fight not just for myself on this but for you because many of you could be next!

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  12. Texian says:

    Let’s cut through the bullshit..

    Everybody knows.. And Everybody knows that Everybody knows..

    Sides have been picked..

    The Legislative Branch is stoking the fire..

    This is the stuff of War..

    All Americans.. on both sides of the aisle.. Should be glad President Trump is a very stable genius.. and has great and unmatched wisdom..

    Otherwise.. it would already be too late to apologize..

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  13. Psycho Monkee says:

    Wisconsin flag in the pic. Tons of Badger Patriots here Mr. President.

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  14. Willy Nilly says:

    Uh oh, the 5th paragraph, 2nd sentence, has an errant comma. With corrected punctuation it reads: “For these reasons, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to, and will not, participate in this exercise of partisan political theater.” The comma-separated clause “and will not” must be able to be removed and still leave the sentence syntactically correct. What, me a pedant?

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  15. Nowut Ameen says:

    The media only repot one side. They spend two minutes on Pelosi and Schiff, quoting and expanding their words. Then they merely show a still picture of Trump while a voice over intones “White House refuses to cooperate”. The reporter adds “A Key witness describes the call as “frightening””. Then they close by saying 58% of Americans now support impeachment.

    Somehow is looks less like news reporting and more like pure propaganda.

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    • allhail2 says:

      Never mind the “looks less like,” it just flat out is

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Why watch and listen (and thus support) the loathsome media? Why spread their crap around? It’s easy to guess how they will twist any situation to suit their evil intents. If one’s purpose in posting lies here is to demoralize us, well, that’s not going to happen.. At this point, the lies of the media just make us stronger and more determined to support our President.

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  16. Curt says:

    I understand impeachment is a political process as opposed to a civil or criminal trial, but what has happened to the the Constitutional requirements: “High crimes and misdemeanors” is a PHRASE from Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution: The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’.
    Using this standard, the Democrats have much more exposure than this president. Yet, here we are playing ugly political games. The very soul of this nation is at risk here……

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