CNN reported on Friday that President Donald Trump's White House counsel is seeking experts on impeachment proceedings in order to prepare for the "possibility" of a Trump ouster.
While the gravity of the investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation has escalated with the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, impeachment remains a long shot, especially given the GOP control of both the House and Senate.
However, a White House official denied the report saying "it's not true" that the lawyers are researching impeachment procedures. "So I would say this to President Trump: This can't continue for a whole lot longer".
Lawyers in the White House counsel's office appear to be taking the distant possibility of impeachment seriously, having reached out to experts in the past week to gather more information, CNN reported.
The White House is seen at dusk on September 30, 2013. That said, they believe impeachment will not be immediately called for.
The White House does not believe that Trump is likely to be impeached, as they believe that Republicans in Congress support him.
Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20th, 2017.
Democratic lawmakers are even joining the chorus, calling impeachment talks premature, according to CNN.
At least one friend of White House counsel Don McGahn, however, suggested that such research was unlikely.
What's more, there are ongoing questions concerning the Trump campaign's closeness to Russia - including former campaign manager Paul Manafort, reported foreign policy advisor Carter Page and of course Flynn, who was sacked for his apparent failure to tell Vice President Pence about his discussions with Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.