Trump impeachment the next possibility?

Time magazine published an eye-catching cover Thursday aimed at the Trump presidency - this time depicting the White House being overtaken by Russian onion domes.

Is impeachment on the horizon?

White House lawyers are researching impeachment procedures in the remote chance President Donald Trump has to fight efforts to remove him from office, CNN reported Friday.

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

It's their take on the Russia-related scandals that have plagued the White House in recent months.

The Trump administration has expressed confidence amid the impeachment chatter, saying the White House believes it still has the support of congressional Republicans, according to CNN.

It shows the front entrance of the White House on one side and the vivid towers of the Kremlin sprouting out of the building on the other in an ornate display. Many aides have said that they felt "besieged" and feared for their own futures, according to The New York Times.

But lawyers in the White House counsel's office have consulted experts in impeachment during the past week and have begun collecting information on how such proceedings would work, a person briefed on the matter told CNN.

Last week, former FBI Director James Comey was sacked by Trump amid reports he sought to expand the investigation and, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee its probe. They have forced Trump surrogates - like Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Kellyanne Conway and Press Secretary Sean Spicer - to repeatedly play defense and make rounds on the various cable news networks. The broader inquiry evolved dramatically in the past 10 days after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Only three USA presidents have ever faced impeachment or imminent threats of impeachment.

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