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White House rejects House Judiciary Committee's invitation to attend impeachment hearing

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDec. 2, 2019, 1:19 AM UTCBy Kelly O'Donnell and Tim StellohThe White House said Sunday it will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing on Wednesday but left open the possibility that it may take part in future proceedings.In a letter to committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., White House Counsel Pat Cipollone called the hearing, which will explore the “historical and constitutional basis of impeachment,” unfair."An academic discussion cannot retroactively fix an irretrievably broken process," Cipollone said.He added that it wasn’t clear who was expected to ...