US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused President Donald Trump of trying to “cover up” his dealings with Ukraine after the White House said it would not cooperate with an impeachment inquiry against the president.
The House launched its formal impeachment inquiry into Trump late last month over a whistle-blower’s complaint alleging that he had called on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic front-runner in the 2020 election.
In a letter to Democratic congressional leaders on Tuesday, the White House censured the impeachment proceedings against Trump as “partisan,” and “unconstitutional,” describing the investigation as an effort to “overturn the results of the 2016 election.”
Pelosi issued a statement later on Tuesday, saying, “For a while, the President has tried to normalize lawlessness. Now, he is trying to make lawlessness a virtue.”