Graham suggests White House putting impeachment 'messaging team' together

Graham suggests White House putting impeachment 'messaging team' together
 
"So I talked to Chief of Staff Mulvaney. I think they're working on getting a messaging team together," Graham told reporters during a press conference on Thursday.
 
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Graham's comments come after he and a group of GOP senators went to the White House to be briefed on Syria. 
 
Trump has faced pressure from current and former administration officials to hire a new chief strategist amid high-profile missteps as they respond to the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, which is centered on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE asking Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and if he tied aid to the country opening a probe. 
 
Graham had voiced concerns on Wednesday that the White House needed to be better organized on its impeachment messaging. The South Carolina senator, a close Trump ally, chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and would help oversee the president's trial in the upper chamber if the House votes to impeach. 
 
"What's missing here I think is that coordinated effort to put somebody in charge of developing a message and delivering it. I believe that's about to be corrected, I hope," Graham told reporters on Wednesday.
 
Graham also referenced Mulvaney's press conference, which sparked a days-long clean up after Mulvaney said security aid to Ukraine was dependent partly on the country investigating a conspiracy theory undermining the conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
 
"I like Mulvaney but the news conference is not exactly what you want. You want people who understand the legal implications of what you say, as well as the political implications," Graham said on Wednesday.