White House and Democrats fight over rules for impeachment

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” — but it confers that authority without an instruction…

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” — but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it means. In vowing to halt all cooperation with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, the White House on Tuesday labeled the investigation “illegitimate” based on its own reading of the Constitution’s vague language.

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