Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

White House lawyers research impeachment

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".

However, officials still believe the possibility of remvoal is a long shot.

The White House did not comment for the story.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstsein wrote a letter on Wednesday tasking Mueller with investigating links 'between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump'.

White House sources reportedly told the network that despite believing a likelihood of a Trump impeachment, they have begun the process of seeking counsel in the event an impeachment became necessary. Even notable Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) have tried to quiet calls for impeachment within their own party. This comes as more officials and media personalities question Trump's antics and his fitness for office.

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But AFP understands at least three suspected senior commanders, all of them Chadian nationals, were handed over. Fifty-seven managed to escape in the hours that followed but the remaining 219 were held by the group.

Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20th, 2017.

These developments come in the wake of the Justice Department's appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller who was the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to investigate into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump is bogged down by a number of scandals just four months into his first term. Among those present was lawyer and Trump surrogate Michael Cohen.

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.

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