ABC’s Jon Karl: ‘White House Has Absolutely No Intention of Cooperating’ Unless Pelosi Formally Opens Impeachment Inquiry

‘What officials are saying is without a formal vote by the House, the White House is deprived certain rights they would have in an impeachment process, including the right to have White House counsel present at all depositions by Congressional committee’

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KARL: "What I am told from senior officials is the White House has absolutely no intention of cooperating with the Congressional committees on this unless Nancy Pelosi first holds a vote formally opening an impeachment inquiry. Here’s the way one White House official told me — put it to me. You don’t have — you don’t get to have an impeachment by holding a press conference. We are not going to participate in a show — show trial. What officials are saying is without a formal vote by the House, the White House is deprived certain rights they would have in an impeachment process, including the right to have White House counsel present at all depositions by Congressional committee."

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