Inside the White House, President Trump’s aides could not believe their luck as three exceedingly self-assured law professors insisted that Trump deserved to be impeached.
Trump allies are considering how to weaponize footage of what they saw as cloying smugness from Harvard scholar Noah Feldman and Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, backed by University of North Carolina law professor Michael Gerhardt. They say it was a pivotal moment in an investigation where the outcome seemed inevitable.
“I’m not sure who in the majority thought that Americans wanted to be lectured by three biased law professors,” said a White House official. “The Democrats are out of touch and have never understood what the American people see in President Trump, and that was on full display.”
“[White House] staff watching thought it was a win for the White House and that Republicans on the committee did a fantastic job, particularly selecting [Jonathan] Turley as their witness,” the White House official said.
How best to splice and broadcast the footage to pressure House Democrats is under discussion by Republican operatives. read more