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 TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race 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 NadlerBritney Spears's new attorney files motion to remove her dad as conservator Here's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer Activists see momentum as three new states legalize marijuana 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 PelosiHouse rejects GOP effort to seat McCarthy's picks for Jan. 6 panel GOP brawls over Trump on eve of first Jan. 6 hearing Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work MORE (D-Calif.) announced this week, without "a single shred of evidence."

Read the full letter from the White House below: