The team around Trump is hollowed out, with the White House counsel's office not drawing up a legal defense plan and the legislative affairs team largely abandoned.
WASHINGTON (AP) — His place in the history books about to be rewritten, President Donald Trump awaited his second impeachment — something no other president has faced — largely alone and silent.
Trump kept out of sight in a nearly empty White House as impeachment proceedings played out at the heavily fortified Capitol.
There were lawyers, White House messaging meetings, and a media blitz run by allies on conservative television, radio and websites.
But there was no effort from the White House to line up votes in the president's defense.
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