For the past several weeks, senior Trump White House officials have held a near-daily meeting focused on messaging — not the legal side of the impeachment fight, per three sources familiar with the situation.
Almost every morning around 10 a.m., there’s an impeachment “messaging coordination” meeting in either the Situation Room or the Roosevelt Room.
Staff from these offices typically attend: chief of staff’s office, Legislative Affairs, vice president’s office, Political Affairs, Cabinet Affairs, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Public Liaison, press and comms, and digital.
The White House counsel’s office is not involved in these meetings.
It’s been widely reported that the White House counsel Pat Cipollone has frustrated some senior officials, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, for what some have described as his “hoarding” of information.