The Trump administration’s refusal to cooperate with the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry lit up social media and editorial pages overnight as lawyers sounded off on the move.

The White House’s announcement came in an eight-page letter signed by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, and it broadly condemned the House’s impeachment inquiry as an attempt to unwind the 2016 presidential election. The White House said its decision to not cooperate is based on precedent, a stance that found no shortage of criticism.