Fox News reported Friday that President Donald Trump could soon be forced to resign from office if he can’t get his legislative agenda through Congress.
The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed officials with knowledge of the discussions, said Trump is weighing whether to resign, and if so, what that would mean.
If he does, it would come as no surprise given the nature of the investigations and the possibility that he could be forced out of office under new rules governing how a president is appointed.
Trump has faced calls for impeachment over the investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
If Trump does resign, it is unlikely to be over the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Fox News’ David Shuster reported.
The FBI director has since testified that he was fired because of the investigation.
If the president did resign, the Democrats and Republicans could still work out a compromise, the Journal said, citing a person familiar with the discussions.
That person spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private.
Trump’s administration has faced mounting pressure from Democrats and other critics to resign in the wake of the Russia investigation.
Trump is under growing pressure to resign amid revelations that his campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators.
Trump and his top allies have repeatedly dismissed the Russia probe as a political witch hunt.