White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to Nadler on Sunday stating that the White House would not participate in the hearing, criticizing it as “highly partisan” with little advance details.Cipollone did not rule out White House participation in future hearings, however.

Nadler called the White House response “unfortunate” in a statement on Monday.”The American people deserve transparency. If the president thinks the call was ‘perfect’ and there is nothing to hide then he would turn over the thousands of pages of documents requested by Congress, allow witnesses to testify instead of blocking testimony with baseless privilege claims, and provide any exculpatory information that refutes the overwhelming evidence of his abuse of power,” Nadler said.

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