George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment

George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayPBS reporter says media coverage of Trump feels like 'a team sport' Kellyanne Conway says it's 'highly offensive' to refer to coronavirus as 'kung flu' George Conway's group hits Trump on response to coronavirus MORE, a conservative lawyer and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBiden fights for attention in coronavirus news cycle Trump says he's open to speaking to Biden about coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden offers to talk coronavirus response with Trump MORE, in a new interview denounced a White House letter refusing to cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry, calling it a "garbage" defense that "virtually guarantees" President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE's impeachment. 

"The thrust of [the letter] is that there are some kind of constitutional obligations that the House has failed to meet that therefore render its impeachment inquiry illegitimate and unconstitutional, which is complete nonsense, because all the Constitution says is that the House has the sole power over impeachment," George Conway said on "Stay Tuned with Preet," a podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaPreetinder (Preet) Singh BhararaBig stimulus packages required, but they risk political blowback Rep. Collins says Democrats are 'in love with terrorists,' 'mourn Soleimani' George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment MORE, according to an advance recording published by CNN.


Conway later called the White House's plan to refuse to cooperate in the House inquiry "a disgrace to the country, a disgrace to the presidency, and a disgrace to the legal profession."

A wave of revelations regarding Trump's effort to encourage Ukraine to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in Trump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' MORE and his son led House Democrats to announce a formal impeachment inquiry last month. Several committees have called for documents and depositions from a range of officials as part of the probe. 

The White House on Tuesday wrote to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor Pelosi, Democrats using coronavirus to push for big tax cuts for blue state residents US watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight after intel official fired MORE (D-Calif.) and three Democratic committee leaders declaring that officials would not cooperate with the inquiry, which the administration framed as an effort to “overturn the results of the 2016 election.” 

In the letter, White House counsel Pat Cipollone accused Democrats of making “legally unsupported demands” and alleged that the inquiry lacked "any legitimate constitutional foundation."

"It’s hard to count the number of ways that this letter is, constitutionally and legally, garbage," George Conway, an outspoken critic of Trump's, said on Twitter following the release of the letter. "This letter, in and of itself, is an impeachable offense." 

Pelosi on Tuesday accused Trump of trying to "cover up" his dealings with Ukraine by refusing to cooperate with the formal impeachment inquiry. 

“For a while, the President has tried to normalize lawlessness. Now, he is trying to make lawlessness a virtue,” she said in a statement. “The White House letter is only the latest attempt to cover up his betrayal of our democracy, and to insist that the President is above the law.”