In the long run, however, Trump’s allies worry something more sinister looms. More document releases. More investigations.

“No one in this building believes House Democrats are done with impeachment,” a White House official said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they launched a dozen more sham investigations between now and Election Day.”…

Long beyond the Senate trial kicked off in earnest Tuesday, new information about Trump’s role in pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival surfaced. Republicans pounced on the timing.

“It looks political,” said Scott Jennings, who worked under President George W. Bush and is close to the Trump White House. “Democrats are only doing this to influence election.”