READ: White House letter refusing to participate in impeachment hearings

The White House on Friday sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee signaling President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE would not cooperate with the committee's impeachment probe.

"House Democrats have wasted enough of America's time with this charade," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMcConnell locks in schedule for start of impeachment trial Pelosi: Trump's impeachment 'cannot be erased' House to vote Wednesday on sending articles of impeachment to Senate MORE (D-N.Y.).

The Judiciary committee is handling the next phase of the impeachment probe, beginning this week after hearings concluded in the House Intelligence Committee. Democrats had given the White House a 5 p.m. deadline on Friday to let the committee know whether Trump would cooperate in the ongoing process.


The White House letter also blasts House Democrats for moving forward with articles of impeachment, as Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Trump chooses high-profile but controversial legal team Trump: Impeachment timing intended to hurt Sanders MORE (D-Calif.) announced this week, without "a single shred of evidence."

Read the full letter from the White House below: