The White House is researching impeachment procedures in case Democrats move to remove President Trump from office, CNN reported Friday evening.

Trump's counselors are looking at the best ways to legally respond to removal efforts after some lawmakers suggested the idea of impeachment earlier this week, including one Republican congressman.

The staff lawyers are considering whether to hire outside lawyers to assist in the strategy sessions. The meetings are "informal" and being done out of "an abundance of caution," two officials told CNN.

The Trump administration was rocked by allegations of scandals throughout the week, including reports that Trump told Russians sensitive information and a reported memo from fired FBI Director James Comey that Trump asked him in February to stop investigating former national security adviser Mike Flynn.