White House says it sees Democratic hypocrisy in ‘witness tampering’ claim

President Trump’s defenders inside the White House say Democrats will face charges of hypocrisy if they try to impeach him for witness tampering over his Friday tweet denouncing the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

Trump defenders dispute that Trump sought to intimidate Marie Yovanovitch by tweeting while she testified but say there are examples of Democrats actually targeting witnesses.

One example floated by White House staff involves Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who will vote as a juror in Trump’s trial if he is impeached. As a member of the House, Markey allegedly attempted to manipulate a businessman’s testimony and then requested a federal investigation of the businessman’s company when
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