“He should issue an ever-increasing stream of policy initiatives that have nothing to do with impeachment,” said Dick Morris, the longtime GOP political consultant who informally advised President Bill Clinton when he too was facing impeachment. “You just have to make sausage every day and put it up on a nail,” he added. “The public will look for other stuff to follow. And that will be what Trump is putting out there.”…

“Instead of sending another 15 tweets about how ‘perfect’ his call with the Ukrainian leader was or focusing so much on impeachment, why not just laser-focus your attention on the corruption of Hunter and Joe Biden?” a former White House official asked, rhetorically, also citing poll numbers showing many Americans supporting a Biden probe…

“If I was the president I would ignore the impeachment process as much as you could,” said Ed Rollins, a veteran GOP strategist who now leads the pro-Trump group Great America PAC. Told that that seemed unlikely, Rollins replied, “You are asking me what my advice would be, not what advice would be taken.”

Private GOP polling data from swing seats in the House of Representatives that was shared with The Daily Beast underscored the dynamic that Rollins outlined. Support for impeachment stood at roughly between 40-45 percent, with an additional 30-35 percent saying Trump’s actions were inappropriate, though not impeachable.