Impeachment inquiry: Vice President Mike Pence refuses to turn over requested documents

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Pence refuses to turn over documentsVice President Mike Pence on Tuesday refused to turn over documents requested by House Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry.

The White House has said it will not cooperate with an investigation it considers unfair and illegitimate, a claim it bases in part on the fact that the House has not formally voted to begin impeachment proceedings.

Pence's attorney echoed that reasoning in a letter sent Tuesday to the chairmen of the investigating committees.

Counsel Matthew E. Morgan also wrote that some of the documents that Democrats had asked Pence to produce by Tuesday "are clearly not vice-presidential records."

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