Absent A War Room, Trump Runs Impeachment Defense From His Twitter

President Donald Trump (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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October 1, 2019 8:12 a.m.

President Donald Trump has eschewed the coordinated response and war room favored by former President Bill Clinton during impeachment, opting instead for a scattershot defense helmed by his Twitter feed.

According to the Washington Post, the loose theme of the defense is to attack the detractors, like the Bidens.

Some Republicans reportedly wish that Trump would run a tighter ship, as he has in recent days floated that impeachment could cause a Civil War and asserted that he is actively trying to unmask the whistleblower.

Trump is mostly concerned with keeping those Republicans on board, as he can’t afford too many defections to avoid removal from office if the House impeaches him.

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