Pelosi blasts White House for refusing to cooperate in Trump impeachment probe

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference about Democratic legislative priorities and impeachment inquiry plans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday President Donald Trump “will be held accountable” after the White House said it would refuse to cooperate with the congressional impeachment inquiry of the Republican president.

“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,” Pelosi, a Democrat, said in a statement.

“Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable,” she said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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