President Trump is bound to be distracted by the House’s launch of an impeachment inquiry for at least the next couple weeks. But White House aides are holding their breath hoping the latest mania won’t linger long in Trump’s mind.
According to a new Politico report, White House aides are privately concerned that Democrats’ unified impeachment investigation front will significantly damage not only Trump’s concentration for the rest of the year, but also his ability to negotiate with world leaders and make progress on his legislative agenda ahead of 2020.
While concerned about impeachment ramifications, people close to Trump are also not privately willing to defend the mercurial president’s actions that have led up to this point– the phone call with the Ukrainian president in which he reportedly asked several times for the country to look into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family’s business dealings in Ukraine.
According to Politico, the White House has publicly painted the latest revelations as just an other Democratic ploy to undermine and attack Trump, but privately officials are crossing their fingers that this too shall pass– just like the President’s growing list of political blunders.