As former FBI Director James Comey testifies about his private conversations with President Donald Trump before Congress on Thursday, the Republican National Committee is expected to lead the response effort for the White House and the Republican Party.
The RNC has a team of about 60 staffers who will coordinate a message in response to Comey’s testimony, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trump’s outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz, is also expected to address questions about Comey’s testimony, according to the Journal. Kasowitz had offered a response to Comey’s prepared remarks after they were released on Wednesday afternoon.
The RNC has lined up surrogates to respond to the hearing as well, according to Politico.
“The RNC’s role is to support and defend the president and this White House and this week is no different,” RNC spokesman Ryan Mahoney told Politico. “And we prepare for everything, and we’re prepared for the hearing this week.”
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