According to a report from NBC News, the Biden Administration has been building up its war room as Republicans inch ever closer to making a serious impeachment push.
Team Biden has hired two dozen lawyers, legislative aides, and communications staffers.
From NBC News:
The effort, as described by eight people familiar with the plans, has been taking shape for months in the White House counsel’s office as part of the response to Republican-led House investigations. Biden’s aides and allies say they are preparing to vigorously push back against an impeachment inquiry and present it as an evidence-free partisan sham that shows a GOP penchant for chaos.
“Comparing this to past impeachments isn’t apples to apples or even apples to oranges; it’s apples to elephants,” the White House aide said. “Never in modern history has an impeachment been based on no evidence whatsoever.”
The White House began preparing for impeachment on the first day of the new House majority this year. But now, as Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., calls an impeachment inquiry a “natural step forward,” White House aides have spent the August recess researching GOP statements and fine-tuning a message and a response team, a source familiar with the strategy said.
McCarthy says “a culture of corruption that’s been happening within the entire Biden family.”
“If you look at all the information we’ve been able to gather so far, it is a natural step forward that you would have to go to an impeachment inquiry,” McCarthy said Sunday in a Fox News interview. “That provides Congress the apex of legal power to get all the information they need.”
The White House has stood up a war room of two-dozen lawyers, legislative aides and communications staffers to lead an aggressive response to a likely Republican impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, according to a White House aide. https://t.co/qNQmJuOE7a
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 1, 2023