High-ranking members of our nation’s security intelligence team did hold meetings as to how to remove President Trump from office. This is according to former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe.
McCabe reportedly told “60 Minutes” that it was, in fact, discussed whether Vice President Pence and a number of cabinet members could actually remove Trump from office under the 25th Amendment.
.@ScottPelley on what McCabe told @60Minutes: "There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment." pic.twitter.com/iVAyrEV4MF
— Norah O'Donnell🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 14, 2019
These meetings apparently happened over an eight-day period from when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey until Robert Mueller was named as special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia Collusion.
“I was speaking to the man who had just … won the election for the presidency and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia." Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe, Sunday on 60 Minutes. https://t.co/IVwcM11BGc pic.twitter.com/m6HwHMOqY9
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 14, 2019
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe says in the interview.
He says he wanted to get the investigation on solid ground in the event that he were fired, the next person that came in after him would have to answer as to why they shut down the investigation.
McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview is scheduled to run on Sunday, Feb. 17.