In a scathing letter to Jerry Nadler on Friday, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone told the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee that the White House will not be participating in the Democratic impeachment inquiry and encouraged the chairman to hurry up and impeach the president so that Trump may enjoy a fair trial in the Senate.
"As you know," the letter begins, "your impeachment inquiry is completely baseless and has violated basic principles of due process and fundamental fairness. Nevertheless, the Speaker of the House yesterday ordered House Democrats to proceed with articles of impeachment before your committee has heard a single shred of evidence."
Sure, Democrats held a hearing this past week with so-called "experts" on the constitutional basis for impeachment. Of course, the Democrats picked crazy, MSNBC-informed professors that simply regurgitated the Democrats' talking points for the cameras. Only one professor actually cautioned Democrats to slow their roll and build a case against the president before moving forward, which earned him a mob of angry leftists who immediately called upon George Washington University to fire him.
"House Democrats have wasted enough of America's time with this charade," the letter continues. "You should end this inquiry now and not waste even more time with additional hearings. Adopting articles of impeachment would be a reckless abuse of power by House Democrats, and would constitute the most unjust, highly partisan, and unconstitutional attempt at impeachment in our Nation's history. Whatever course you choose, as the President has recently stated: 'If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our country can get back to business.'"
House Majority Whip James Clyburn was on CNN back in June, before Trump even made his call to the president of Ukraine, discussing Speaker Pelosi's methodical and calculated plan to "efficiently" impeach the president. Even Clyburn admitted then that if the public ever felt like Democrats were being political with impeachment, they "will have done a tremendous harm to the country, to the constitution, and to the people that [Democrats] are sworn to serve."
The Democratic base has always liked the idea of impeaching President Trump, but they still don't have anything to justify doing it. As much as House Democrats would love to dunk the president in water to see if he floats, the White House is right to stay far away from the witch trial currently going on in the House Judiciary Committee.