Trump supporters blame leaks, conspiracy for his woes
- Author: Leroy Wright May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 23:05
As White House lawyers begin researching impeachment procedures, former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Friday night the GOP is nowhere near supporting such a move, but warned President Donald Trump that "this can't continue for a whole lot longer".
The White House issued a brief statement saying the reports were "not true".
Other advisers joined the discussion, with a goal of presenting the President with a plan for outside legal counsel as the Russian Federation investigation enters a new and potentially perilous phase for the White House.
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.
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".
The reported research on behalf of the White House is a part of the legal team's current attempt to defend the president.
These meetings come as the President is seething over the Justice Department's decision to appoint a special counsel. This comes as more officials and media personalities question Trump's antics and his fitness for office.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reportedly did not dispute the account.
There are also reports that prior to firing FBI Director James Comey, he asked him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn. 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.