White House lawyers have started consulting experts on impeachment as murmurs of Donald Trump's removal from office have grown louder in recent weeks, it has been reported.
White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards, according to the people briefed on the legal discussions.
However, a White House official denied the report saying "it's not true" that the lawyers are researching impeachment procedures. Even notable Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) have tried to quiet calls for impeachment within their own party.
President Donald Trump listens during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Trump is the 45th President of the United States.
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.
At least one friend of White House counsel Don McGahn, however, suggested that such research was unlikely.
Earlier in the week, President Trump was visited by his close advisers including lawyer and surrogate Michael Cohen to determine his need for hiring personal attorneys for Trump.
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A wedge was driven into any bolstered defense recently, as it was announced that the Justice Department had appointed former director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.