President Trump will make a statement reacting to today’s impeachment proceedings soon, an official familiar with the matter tells CNN. It will likely be a video.
The House has just voted to impeach President Trump for the second time – making him the only US president to ever be impeached twice. The resolution passed 232 to 197.
The impeachment resolution the House voted on charges Trump with a single article, "incitement of insurrection," for his role in last week's deadly Capitol riot.
More on this: A White House official said aides to the President are concerned the video he is recording this evening will be removed by YouTube, as Trump has seen his presence on social media vanish in recent days as tech giants like Twitter and Facebook have cracked down on the President's often false and irresponsible content.
The official said the plan is to post the video on whitehouse.gov. But YouTube is used by the White House to post videos on the official government site. The official said news outlets would be wise to make a digital recording of the video as soon as possible, in the event it is pulled down by YouTube.
The Oval Office is under consideration as a location for recording the video. It could be posted sometime during the next couple of hours.