Biden White House Gears Up to go to WAR Against GOP Impeachment Inquiry
The White House has assembled a dedicated team comprising two dozen lawyers, legislative aides, and communications experts to mount a
The White House has assembled a dedicated team comprising two dozen lawyers, legislative aides, and communications experts to mount a robust response to the looming possibility of a Republican impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. A knowledgeable White House insider revealed this strategic move.
For several months, this initiative has been steadily taking shape within the White House counsel’s office, forming a critical part of the administration’s response to investigations led by the Republican-controlled House. Aides and supporters of President Biden are resolute in their preparation to vehemently oppose any impeachment inquiry, framing it as a baseless partisan ploy illustrating the GOP’s inclination for chaos.
As one White House insider emphasized, “Comparing this situation to previous impeachments is like comparing apples to elephants. Never before in modern history has an impeachment been initiated with absolutely no evidence.”
The groundwork for addressing a potential impeachment began on the very first day of the new House majority earlier this year. Now, with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy referring to an impeachment inquiry as a “natural step forward,” White House staff have spent the August recess extensively researching GOP statements and refining their messaging while establishing a dedicated response team.
House Republicans have indicated that their inquiry would focus on alleged criminal activities related to President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his international business dealings. Additionally, they plan to investigate unproven allegations of bribery, corruption, or abuse of power by President Biden during his vice presidency, all in connection with enriching his son. Even though some House GOP members admit to lacking concrete proof of wrongdoing by the President, McCarthy maintains that there is “a culture of corruption within the entire Biden family.”
In a recent Fox News interview, McCarthy asserted, “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. That provides Congress the apex of legal power to get all the information they need.”
To formulate an effective defense strategy and potentially make the GOP face political consequences for overreaching, Biden’s aides have drawn inspiration from the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton. During that period, President Clinton enjoyed his highest approval rating, reaching 73%, according to Gallup Poll historical data.
Similarly, former President Donald Trump experienced a boost in his approval rating, reaching 47%, during his first impeachment proceedings in February 2020. The House later impeached Trump a second time after he left office due to his actions on January 6, 2021.
The White House’s response team includes defense attorney Richard Sauber, Russ Anello (former staff director of the House Oversight Committee), and Ian Sams, a seasoned communications expert and presidential campaign veteran known for challenging Republican claims on social media. Additionally, Sharon Yang, former communications director for the pro-Biden group Building Back Together, is part of the team. Incoming White House counsel Ed Siskel, who previously served in the Obama-era White House counsel’s office and dealt with GOP investigations, is also set to join.
This war room is structured to shield impeachment and other Republican-led investigations from the broader White House operations, allowing other administration officials to concentrate on governance without becoming entangled in ongoing inquiries. Many House Republicans in McCarthy’s narrow majority express skepticism about initiating an impeachment inquiry, citing a lack of substantiated evidence. This includes some of the 18 lawmakers from districts that voted for Biden, as well as center-right members who prioritize governing over investigations.