Report: White House Staff Preparing for a Trump Resignation & Perhaps Pence Too

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Speculation of a pending Donald Trump impeachment has been mounting over the past several weeks, especially since Robert Mueller was assigned as the Special Counsel. After assembling a team of criminal prosecutors who would make any defense team shake in their boots, it appears as though impeachment is just a matter of “when”, not “if”. That is of course if Donald Trump doesn’t resign first.

According to John Cooper, the Chairman of The Democratic Coalition and former Chair for Biden and Obama, talk of a Trump resignation is heating up in the White House. In a tweet made yesterday afternoon, Cooper wrote:

“WH source: Alarmed Trump staffers are starting to talk about WHEN (not if) Trump will resign. Wondering if Pence will be forced out, too.”

Could Trump really resign before the house even votes to impeach him? Probably not. He would have nothing to lose by waiting, but if impeached, Trump could swiftly resign to avoid an impeachment hearing where potential criminal allegations could be made public. While White House staffers are reportedly discussing when this may happen, the greater question that may determine where America goes as a country would surround Vice President Mike Pence. If Pence is also forced to resign, that would then put Paul Ryan in the presidential seat.

The speculation is mounting for a potential Pence resignation/impeachment as well, as just yesterday CNN reported that Pence has hired outside counsel for the Russia probe. Pence, more likely than not, as successor would follow in line with many of Donald Trump’s campaign promises, but if he resigns and Paul Ryan becomes president, those promises are out the window. Undoubtedly most Democrats would still be unhappy with Ryan or Pence as President, and this leads to the question of if an entirely new election should take place.

If Donald Trump is deemed to have been put in office because of Russian interference with our election, the Republicans may be said to unfairly hold the current seat. A Trump resignation or impeachment due to collusion with Russia to interfere with the election would deem the seat fraudulently taken. As far as we know, there are no rules in the constitution for a situation like this, so the ultimate decision might come down to the US court system to decide.

 

  • TheNeedle

    I’ll believe it when I see it, and not before. And there is simply no provision for an election “do-over.” Dolt45 and Pence resign, Ryan is POTUS. Period. Full stop.

    • Regina Miles Blackman

      But there is precedence for it. And it is backed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
      http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/19/us/vote-fraud-ruling-shifts-pennsylvania-senate.html

      • Thomas Fox

        Democrats are hilariously like children

        “We don’t like that we lost –so we will cause hell until we get a do over!”

        So childlike. So pathetic.

        Enjoy the fact Trump isn’t going anywhere for the next 3.5 years, and honestly likely the next 7.5.

        • Rzst17

          Nope. Not childish. I am fine with “losing,” and with a Republican POTUS – just not someone so unstable. Full stop. God bless!

          • Thomas Fox

            Unstable in whose opinion? Trump is estimated to have an IQ above 160. You think he’s unstable but he’s methodical. How do you think he beat every opponent on both sides? The dude is a master of persuasion. He knows the media extremely well and as a billionaire he knows how the elite operate. When you think he’s spouting off or acting crazy, rest assured he’s 4 steps ahead and already thinking of the counter to the counter to his counter and how it will further his goals. It’s too funny how stupid people think he is. He uses that strategically endlessly.

        • Occam

          Instead of childish ridicule, why not explain your position if evidence of collusion or evidence of election interference on behalf of a foreign power is presented to the public. Russia is trying to corrupt our elections. This is a fact. It’s a fact the right is willfully ignoring. Their efforts to manipulate our democracy is an attack on EVERY American, it’s an affront on this nation. And only thing you can come up w/ is partisan ridicule? Have some patriotism.

          • MikeFeldman

            Russian interference would have meant nothing to your “patriotism” if Hillary had won. This conversation would not be happening.

        • MikeFeldman

          A man after my own heart. They bear no responsibility for the harm they are doing to getting on with useful and necessary legislation.

    • brando5111

      Nope – Ryan is on tape making deals with the Russians, as is Mitch Mconnell

      • MikeFeldman

        Ridiculous.

    • Occam

      10th Amendment. Powers not mentioned in constitution goes to the states or the ppl. Since constitution doesn’t mention how to address an illegitimate President or an illegitimate election, that right goes to the ppl. If we decide it, then it should happen.

      • MikeFeldman

        Someone who wins 305 electoral votes is not an illegitimate President nor will there ever be any proof that this was an illegitimate election. None of this would matter if the Dems had run legitimate (as in not lazy) campaign.

    • tea3ali

      This has been a wild election season where all sorts of things that would lose a candidate their campaign were swept under the rug, so never say never. Rules can be changed in extreme circumstances. That’s the season America is in right now.

  • UNDE4DLY

    as much as i would love this to be true (although if both resign, wouldnt that leave ryan as next in line?) i think this is a bs clickbait article

    • ELBK

      Fake News?

      • Juliet Delaney

        No it’s real and if you don’t pull your head out of the sand well that’s on you

        • MikeFeldman

          Sources?

        • Sharon Equality-Now Johnson Mi

          It’s garbage. I want to see the #TangerineTyrant gone as well as his vp and the entire entourage. However, when so called lefty sites peddle trash, just for the purpose of making a buck, well…they’re no better than drudge, Fox News or any other rightwing garbage heap. It’s abhorrent to latch on to the hopes of those you claim to hold affinity to, by selling them a load of crap. I hope people ignore everything peddled by this trash.

          • Tanya T.

            #TangerineTyrant LOL!!!

        • ELBK

          I was being sarcastic to Trump, dummy, who is always labelings anything derogatory of him as fake news. If you pulled your head out of your arse, Juliet, your headache would go away.

    • KateOSee

      Unfortunately, I agree.
      Clickbait bs like this gives fuel to the right who lump it in with legitimate news articles that report what they don’t want to hear.
      ETA: Oh look, only had to scroll down a little to confirm my fears 🙁

      • Juliet Delaney

        This investigation is just at the beginning

        • MikeFeldman

          you keep saying that. When do you think it will conclude?

    • Juliet Delaney

      Yes but it could also lead to a new election.

      • MikeFeldman

        Not in the Constitution. Do you know something no one else knows? Or is it that you don’t know what you’re talking about?

        • ELBK

          Amen, Mike.

  • Wanda B Wright

    New election? Bwahaha! This article is a joke.

    • Occam

      The joke is the GOP pretending Russia didn’t interfere. Forget collusion, if Russia interfered, the Republicans should be ashamed of their lackadaisical response to this attack on our nation & our values as a democracy. I don’t even know how GOP call themselves American, let alone patriots, for allowing, if not applauding, a foreign power to manipulate our elections. If GOP truly thinks that Democrats are a bigger threat to them & their idea of America than Russia, then this country is already in the middle of a CIVIL WAR. Yes, if Russia hacked election machines, there should be a new election! One that the American people decide, not Putin or Russia. GOP needs to find their patriotic pride. Not some disingenuous one-liner scrolled on a red hat that was made in China but real, true patriotism.

      • MikeFeldman

        There is not, nor will there ever be any Intel that Russia hacked the “election machines”. Jill stein demanded recounts. Trump got more votes as a result. Ever wonder why the Dems didn’t care a flying fig about Russian interference until Hillary lost?

        • tea3ali

          So far, no one says Russia hacked election machines so I don’t know where you got that from. But it’s all this hacking to put out supposedly compromising information and propaganda and throwing in some ‘alternative facts’ to tarnish reputations and create confusion among voters. Like the claims about that Trump ‘Russia dossier’, or that last minute dump of emails in france 4 hours before media shutdown ahead of their Election Day. And this was questioned well before Hillary lost. Before DJT invited the Russians to hack Hillary’s emails at one of his rallies, which happened a few days after. So put the pieces together and is does look like there’s something going on behind the scenes with people in his campaign. Is that why so many lied under oath? Did DJT personally orchestrate this or did these campaign associates take advantage of his lack of knowledge and his big ego? All in due time.

          • MikeFeldman

            as conspiracy theories go it’s as good as any. Did the Russians wait for an invite to hack Hillary’s emails? Did DJT set up her insecure server to help her avoid government scrutiny of her emails while Secretary of State? Did DJT tell the DNC to dismiss the FBI when they came to investigate hacking. Did DJT tell John Podesta to use the word “password” as his password. Who told Podesta to come up with the collusion strategy the day after the election? Yep. Many things should come up. But will they in an investigation being led by Mueller and his partisan appointees? All I see is an investigation looking for a crime to investigate.

          • MikeFeldman

            Who lied under oath? Why did Obama do nothing to stop Russian hacking. So now it’s on Trump? Sound right?

  • Wanda B Wright

    Alarmed DNC supporters are calling for the resignation of John Cooper for singlehandedly ensuring the republican party won’t be going anywhere for 7.5 more years.

  • chmarr walcott

    wish this was true, BUT I have spent the past 2 hours trying to find this mentioned anywhere, and I even looked at the conspiracy theory and tinfoil hat websites and even there sceptical.

  • MikeFeldman

    The old rumors have ceased to tantalize. So how about some juicy new ones? Before this is over we’ll be told that although Trump had a human mother, his father was Neptune.

  • ReaperHD

    More BS and FAKE NEWS. That AZZHOLE MEULLER has nothing on PRESIDENT TRUMP and it’s time for him to step down as MEULLER and CUMEY are PECKER SUCKING BUDDIES and it’s time for him to go.

    • W. E. Norman

      Are you only able to spout insults?
      So you have nothing intellegent to say?

      • ReaperHD

        Trying to keep up there with the libturds there butthole. This is where your libturd politicians have been inciting the people and it’s going to get ugly and not far off in the future. Just like this nothing investigation where the COMMIE LEFT is wasting millions and potentially billions of American Tax Payer Money on while the Criminal Clintons walk free.

        • ELBK

          Reaper… You’re cuckoo.

          • ReaperHD

            Better to be cuckoo than a useless Sheep like you. Summer just getting started and it’s gonna be unpleasant for a lot of people before it’s over.

          • ReaperHD

            Your an azzhole.

          • ELBK

            The word is “you’re.” Why didn’t you just copy the correct form from my tweet?

          • ReaperHD

            Thank You Grammar Nazi.
            You’re an AZZHOLE.

          • ELBK

            Cuckoo, Cuckoo.

      • Lee Julien

        I’ve noticed of late since Republicans took over the government with help from Russia, not only are they not able to pass any legislation, they use lies and lies and more lies, usually with an abundance of cursing, terrible claims, and often misspelling.

        • Scott Errington

          You’re right, not quite as effective as liberals who prefer to shoot republicans.

          • CTrevino

            …..What? RW violence has been the most common source of terrorism for over 30 years. More democratic party members have been shot at or had serious death threats than GOP. RW militias have grown like weeds from the 90’s onward. The RW voices and media are constantly push violence. Bill O’Reilly repeating Tiller, Tiller the baby killer? Nugent telling Obama on more than one occasion to suck on his machine gun? I mean hell, Trump constantly espoused direct violence during his campaign.
            As a humanist I am appalled at this nutjob’s actions but GOP trying to blame the left out on this? Hypocrites of the highest order and just have to say, what comes around goes around.

          • MikeFeldman

            Hard to get a “like” here. Even with a brilliant point.

        • MikeFeldman

          Hillary was capable of losing without outside help. When it comes to lies and cursing, you obviously haven’t bothered to read the pro-Dem posts here.

      • ReaperHD

        Eat SH!T and like I’ve said the summer is just getting started and a lot of people will be crying before it’s over.

    • Gloria C

      Your IQ is showing

      • ReaperHD

        Just tired of LIBTURD BUTTHOLE TROLLS like you.

        • Andy Pollard

          You’re welcome to leave at any time. Pretty sure no one will miss you.

          • ReaperHD

            Another waste of good skin heard from. I’m quite sure the feelings the same here.

          • ReaperHD

            How about you go fornicate yourself, you wouldn’t be missed either whoever you are.

      • ReaperHD

        Another Hoser Waste of Good Skin heard from here.

  • The “Mackerel Jig” aka “The Big Flip Flop” coming to America! Oh Yeah!
    Its Coming To America! The Orange Buffoon Shall Do His Swoon and Its Over! Dear Lord The Charade Shall Be Over . . Real Soon!
    http://AmessageToAmerica.com

  • Carol Bashaw

    I’m sure he thinks this makes him exempt from a complete investigation and prison time.

  • brando5111

    Paul Ryan is complicit, we’re looking at (GAG) Pres. Hatch, wherein we’ll demand a new election, that senile fool couldn’t run anything… Since it will be exposed as a stolen election, they will have to capitulate with Dems requests, at the very least a Dem VP who holds equal power until next election.

    • MexicanJunkMan

      Great VP suggestion- has historical roots too. Wasn’t Jefferson VP under (the wicked Federalist) Adams? And much more likely than new elections?

    • MikeFeldman

      Nonsense

  • SallysRock

    With the voting machines rigged, what’s the point of a new election?

    • jean12

      Machines not rigged. Just incredibly ignorant people believed fake rhetoric about Hillary (even Comey knew it was fake and never said a word about his knowledge it was fake; but, neither did he let on that Trump and many cronies were-and still are- under investigation since LAST JULY 😖) coming out of Russia and Trump’s disgusting mouth. We’re now paying a yuuuuge price for all that incredible ignorance!
      I predicted, more than a year ago, that IF Trump was elected there would be nothing but chaos! I believe I was right! 😢

      • SallysRock

        How do you know they were not hacked? But the investigation will be big. Mike Flynn has likely flipped. This regime is going down. Check out @mikefarb1

      • SallysRock

        Ok whatever you say. Be sure to let the FBI know how they should proceed, since you know everything without any actual knowledge.

  • Kevin Day

    Bye bye dumbass Drumpers hahahaha

  • Occam

    I read these as wishful thinking. No, you’re not to walk away taking it as gospel. I just have 3 1/2 years to get through & I like a little wishful thinking. For those calling this Fake News, I would say it’s closer to Clickbait. To me, fake news is misinformation, meaning it is not true. The article is true. Cooper did post an anonymous source. Ppl probably are speculating about possibilities of Trump resignation. A little critical thinking tells us he has no source on record & it’s hearsay anyways. It’s up to you whether you take that as gospel or not but they did not lie. I would label this article more as clickbait than I would actual fake news.

  • Juliet Delaney

    Well I hope Trump resigns and soon. Him being in the white house is a disgrace. Pence’ needs to be impeached to and we need to have a new election if this is all true with Russia. If you think that it . it’s not just the Russian investigation now theea lot more being investigated and Trump isn’t the only one being investigated. We don’t don’t know yet how far this will reach and there could be a lot more people. This could even reach congressman on the Republican’s side. But we need Trump gone.

    • MikeFeldman

      You have impressive needs for someone who knows nothing

    • ELBK

      Is English your second language?

  • imokyrok

    Isn’t Ryan on the hook for laundering Russian money into GOP coffers though? Who comes after him?

    • MikeFeldman

      Where’d you get this from?

  • fondrees

    Fake news, worthy of cnn

  • jameskatt

    Ryan is smiling like the Chesire Cat anytime he is with Trump. He knows that if he backstabs Trump, he will become President.