White House lawyers research impeachment

Cheryl Sanders
May 20, 2017

White House lawyers have reportedly begun researching impeachment procedures, should the need arise to defend President Donald Trump from attempts to remove him from office, sources told CNN.

The White House did not comment for the story.


Republican operatives who have regular contact with the White House describe the mood among staffers as "going through the stages of grief" and that their mood has "moved to angry".

Santorum added that the White House is trying to "change the narrative" by focusing on Trump's first foreign trip as President to the Middle East, and "hopefully that will begin to give some comfort to Republicans that he's actually interested in being president and doing something positive for the country". Even notable Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) have tried to quiet calls for impeachment within their own party.


The White House Counsel's office represents the presidency, but aides are making the case to Trump that he needs an outside legal team for this probe. "So I would say this to President Trump: This can't continue for a whole lot longer".

The cover comes as the Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Moscow.


An attorney close to White House counsel Don McGahn also questioned the reports, saying it wasn't something he would authorize. According to Time magazine the cover is a reflection of growing concerns over President Trump's connection to Russian Tzar Vladamir Putin and Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 elections.

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