President Donald Trump and those close to him have lagged in mounting a viable defence nearly a week since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would launch a formal impeachment inquiry.
House Speaker Pelosi and her deputies have signalled they’ll work quickly to depose key players in the Ukraine scandal, hoping for swift proceedings that won’t spill into the 2020 election year.
President Donald Trump has been slow to put together a response, convinced, he has no need for a separate impeachment team and confidence in his own ability to counter-message.
Trump spent the weekend on the phone with aides and allies, railing against the whistleblower and those who provided the person with information related to his phone calls with foreign leaders.
According to people familiar with the conversations.