Team Trump Nonchalant On Impeachment Possibility

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 04: U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks during a meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council in the Cabinet Room at the White House April 04, 2019 in Washington, DC.... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 04: U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks during a meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council in the Cabinet Room at the White House April 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. The council was formed to carry out the Trump administration’s plan "to encourage public and private investment in urban and economically distressed areas, including qualified opportunity zones," according to the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
April 23, 2019 7:53 a.m.

White House aides are so unconcerned about the specter of impeachment that they don’t even have a plan in place to handle proceedings, should the House start them, an administration official told Politico.

White House aides reportedly think that Democrats wouldn’t take such a politically risky gamble with a move that has next to zero chances of working, thanks to the Republican-controlled Senate.

“She seems keenly aware that if they launch impeachment now, it will guarantee [Trump’s] reelection in 2020,” an administration official said of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Instead, Democrats are turning to further investigation of President Donald Trump’s conduct in the wake of episodes revealed by the redacted Mueller report.

Introducing
The TPM Journalism Fund: A New Way To Support TPM
We're launching the TPM Journalism Fund as an additional way for readers and members to support TPM. Every dollar contributed goes toward:
  • -Hiring More Journalists
  • -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism
Are you experiencing financial hardship?
Apply for a free community-supported membership
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30