White House plans “aggressive” strategy to counter open impeachment hearings

President Trump is expected to watch some of the impeachment inquiry hearings on TV Wednesday, White House officials told CBS News, and staff will be set up to “react in real time” with a “rapid response.”

The impeachment inquiry stems from a whistleblower complaint that raised concerns about a July 25 call between Mr. Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Mr. Trump urged Zelensky to investigate political rival Joe Biden, as well as a conspiracy theory that Ukraine has a server related to the 2016 hacking of emails from the Democratic National Committee.

The White House will be “aggressively pushing back on TV, radio, in print, with digital efforts,” including Twitter. The White House will also emphasize what they believe is “incredibly unfair process” by the Democrats.

According to a Democratic aide working on the inquiry, it will be incumbent on Republicans or the White House to “either provide exculpatory evidence — or explain to the American people why it’s okay for a President to use the power of his office to taint our elections in his favor.”

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