Mike Davis, the strategist who successfully pushed Brett Kavanaugh through to the Supreme Court, is now the operative navigating Trump through the impeachment process. In a recent interview he openly discussed his strategy. First deny all wrongdoing, and then turn the accused into the victim. Cast doubt on the facts, and most importantly, attack the accusers. He called this the “dead chicken” strategy because he would hit back so hard, that anyone questioning the president would regret speaking out. Finally, frame the battle as a partisan hit job, a witch hunt, a conspiracy. We have seen this playing out on almost a daily basis with Trump’s name-calling and attempts at intimidating those who would challenge him.