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 manual.

  • Published 9 October 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 labeled the investigation "illegitimate" based on its own reading of the Constitution's vague language. In an eight-page letter, White House counsel Pat Cipollone pointed to House Speaker Nancy… Read at AP News