MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon believes that US President Donald Trump most likely would not be able to keep his post in the event of an impeachment vote, if it took place, the magazine Vanity Fair reported.
According to the magazine, citing sources, Bannon had conducted a study, on which members of the government would remain loyal to Trump, if the 25th amendment to the US Constitution (on early termination of the president's duties) were applied. Bannon and ex-adviser to Trump's campaign headquarters, Roger Stone, believe that the representatives of the Republican Party "are waiting for a chance to impose a Trump impeachment," the report said.
"One thing Steve wants Trump to do is take this more seriously. Stop joking around. Stop tweeting," a source close to Bannon said, as quoted by the publication.
The US Congress is currently investigating Russia's alleged meddling in last year's US presidential election. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been carrying out a similar investigation. A number of hearings regarding the issue have been held in Congress, but intelligence service officials have not provided any evidence, claiming that the information is confidential. Russia denies meddling in the 2016 US election, calling the accusations absurd.
In summer, two Democratic Congressmen, Brad Sherman and Al Green, called for impeaching Trump because he had allegedly obstructed justice during the investigation of the "ties" of his presidential campaign to Russia. On Tuesday, a fresh poll revealed US voters' support for impeaching Donald Trump had reached a record high of 49 percent.