A member of Donald Trump's inner circle is rumored to have said he's "going to prison," according to an intel community insider. John Schindler took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that a source who works close to the president claims Trump will be put behind bars. It's a strong statement considering he hasn't been impeached or removed from office yet for any criminal activity. The special counsel is investigating a potential Russian-Trump campaign collusion, but it's not an open and shut case. Is there more to come out over this information that hasn't yet been made public?

Source says president will wind up behind bars

"Trusted member of Trump’s inner circle has told family & friends that he knows both he & POTUS are going to prison," Schindler wrote.

He didn't offer any details about what was behind the information he received but certainly left people wanting more. Is it about the Russian probe? Is it about other business transactions?

Several in Trump's orbit talking to investigators

The Washington Post also revealed that former Trump adviser, Carter Page, has talked with federal investigators several times to discuss the scandal involving Russia and the Trump campaign. Former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, are being heavily scrutinized in the scandal.

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is being looked at closely by the special counsel concerning his business dealings.

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He, Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are all retaining high-powered attorneys to represent them in the probe. Schindler's Tweet that Donald Trump is going to prison is a bold allegation, however. Though Trump tweeted last week that he's being investigated in the probe, his lawyer went on news programs to deny that claim.

Impeachment would have to occur first

Calls for Trump's impeachment continue as the Russian-Trump investigation moves forward. If he does go to prison there will be a formal process for such a sentence. He would have to be impeached, removed from Congress, then be prosecuted in the legal system. As The Palmer Report notes, in the event Trump attempted to pardon himself before leaving office, he would be limited to federal crimes because the commander-in-chief doesn't have the power to pardon anyone for state-level crimes; the same is true of a president's replacement. If the new president wanted to pardon an outgoing president, the power is only with the federal crimes portion of it.

In order for Trump to be impeached without involvement from the Republicans, it would require Democrats to become the majority after midterm elections. As it stands, their power is marginal. There's the likelihood that the impeachment process would begin quickly if that actually turn into a reality.