In a bombshell admission, former former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe confirmed that the U.S. Justice Department conspired on how to remove President Donald Trump from office under the 25th Amendment.
The discussions reportedly took place after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey.
The stunning development was revealed in a “60 Minutes” interview with Scott Pelley.
"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,” Kelly reported on Thursday.
He continued: “These were the eight days from Comey’s firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel. The highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what to do with the president.”
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While such accusations were previous denied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, McCabe is now the first person to admit the meetings took place on record.
“These were the eight days from Comey’s firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel. The highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what to do with the president,” Pelley said.
The “60 Minutes” anchor made it clear that McCabe was not joking.
“They were counting noses, not asking Cabinet members whether they would vote for or against removing the president,” he explained. “But they were speculating ‘this person would be with us, that person would not be.”
The DOJ is reportedly denying McCabe’s version of events, calling it “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”