Some media outlets suspect President Donald Trump will soon resign after news broke that Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Trump's presidential campaign, was told by federal prosecutors they plan to indict him.
Talks about Trump leaving the White House have intensified following the news that Manafort was told he was going to be indicted, Inquisitr reported. But because Republicans have the majority in both houses, many speculate Trump will resign before he is ever impeached.
On Sept. 18, CBS News confirmed that Manafort was wiretapped under a foreign intelligence warrant in connection with U.S. concerns that he was working with Russian officials who wanted to influence the 2016 election.
While many cited Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey as potential obstruction of justice -- and grounds for impeachment -- this latest bombshell has some people speculating that Trump will be asked to resign by Republicans in Congress, HuffPost reported.
Talks of impeachment began with Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas, The Telegraph reported. But now, even some of Trump's most vocal supporters are turning against him.
"At this point, who doesn't want Trump impeached," tweeted conservative political commentator Ann Coulter, responding to the president's apparent flip-flop on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the border wall with Mexico.
"If we are not getting a wall, I’d prefer President Pence," Coulter wrote in a separate tweet, referring to Vice President Mike Pence, according to The Week.
Trump's approval rating also continues to rank among the lowest in history, although it took a slight upturn after Hurricane Irma. According to a poll by Ladbrokes, voters believe there is a 48 percent chance Trump will fail to make it to the end of his first term as president.
Trump's recent deals with Democrats have also ruffled feathers with some of his extreme right supporters.
According to a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute in September, support for Trump's removal from office has risen to 40 percent among the American public, The Independent reported.
Still, Trump adviser Roger Stone believes that any politician who seeks to impeach Trump would be on the losing side of a serious battle.
"Try to impeach him, just try it. You will have a spasm of violence in this country, an insurrection like you’ve never seen," Stone, who was an official in President Richard Nixon's administration, told TMZ. "The people will not stand for impeachment. A politician that votes for it would be endangering their own life."
Stone went as far as to predict "civil war" if Trump is impeached.
"Both sides are heavily armed," Stone said. "There would be violence on both sides."