The White House is refusing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry calling the move an illegitimate effort "to overturn the results of the 2016 election."
The administration wrote a letter to the House Democrats stating that the inquiry had violated precedent and denied President Trump's due process.
"Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice," said the letter signed by Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel. "In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the executive branch and all future occupants of the office of the presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances."
But House Democrats say that refusing to cooperate may also be grounds for impeachment:
"The White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the president's abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said in a statement. "Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable."
The move comes after Trump admitted that the Dems may have the votes to impeach him.
"They've taken away our rights," Trump told reporters. "They're all in line. Because even though many of them don't want to vote, they have no choice. They have to follow their leadership. And then we'll get it to the Senate, and we're going to win."
But according to Trump, the looming impeachment is none of his doing, "We've been treated very unfairly, very different from anybody else," he said.
Back in August, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced that his House panel would be conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.