Even though White House officials state that Trump has the backing of Republicans in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards lawyers in the White House counsel's office have allegedly consulted experts in impeachment law during the past week.
After the story broke an unnamed White House official claimed "it's not true" that White House lawyers are researching impeachment procedures.
One outside attorney close to the office, again unnamed, cast doubt on impeachment preparations saying it wouldn't be something White House counsel Don McGahn would authorize.
Naysayers believe that the legal discussions that are taking place are instead part of a broader internal effort to bolster the president's legal defense, which has become more complicated with the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to pursue the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Throwing more weight to the speculation of possible impeachment proceedings came when close advisers to Trump, including his lawyer Michael Cohen, visited the White House to discuss Trump's need to hire a personal attorney.
Let it be noted that not even Democrats have started piling on in the call for impeachment saying talk of the implementing the procedure is premature.