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'Total Panic' as 'Shell-Shocked' White House Struggles to Find Impeachment Footing

There appears to be rising “anxiety, unease, and concern” in the West Wing, a source said

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    (Published Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019)

    White House officials were scrambling to figure out how to counter the renewed Democratic impeachment push Thursday, with one source familiar with the situation describing a sense of “total panic” over the past week at the lack of a plan to address the new reality, NBC News reported.

    There appears to be rising “anxiety, unease, and concern” — as one person close to the White House described the mood in the West Wing — that the whistleblower’s allegations could seriously wound the president and some of those around him.

    “There’s not a lot of confidence that there’s no there there,” this person said.