The White House letter to Congress was a desperate farce
Last night, Trump’s White House sent a letter to Congress refusing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry.
We fact-checked a few of the most flagrant lies in Trump’s letter to Congress:
• Impeachable offenses: Trump is still adamantly—and absurdly—claiming that he did nothing wrong, when we know from the White House’s Ukraine call memo that he extorted a foreign power to interfere in the 2020 election.
• Massive cover-up: Trump falsely claimed that he’s been transparent. That couldn’t be further from the truth. He, his White House, the State Department, and the Department of Justice have engaged in an extensive cover-up of his extortion campaign.
• Threats: The White House claimed, with zero evidence, that government officials are being bullied. In reality, Trump threatened the first whistleblower: “You know what we used to do in the old days…[We] used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”
• Lies and distraction: Trump lied, bogusly claiming that the impeachment inquiry is a “naked political strategy” to overturn the 2016 election. Here’s the reality: The investigation is about Trump extorting a foreign leader to interfere in the 2020 election.
• The Constitution: Trump falsely claimed that the impeachment inquiry “lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation.” Stopping foreign interference in U.S. affairs is one of the key reasons why the founders included the impeachment clause in the Constitution in the first place.