The US deputy attorney general discussed how many cabinet members would support removing US President Donald Trump from office in 2017, the FBI's former acting director said in an interview airing Sunday.
Pelley then asked if Rosenstein was "actually openly talking about whether there was a majority of the Cabinet who would vote to remove the president". In a new interview, he describes his actions in the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
He also claimed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to wear a wire and secretly record the prez in hopes of catching evidence of his unfitness for office.
It was not mentioned in the segment that aired Thursday if McCabe or anyone else approached Cabinet members directly to discuss the idea.
McCabe's new book, "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump", is self-described as "a dramatic and candid account of his career", and details the behind-the-scenes events that unfolded between Trump's election and McCabe's firing. "Part of "insurance policy" in case I won", the President tweeted minutes after excerpts of McCabe's interview was made public. A report by the Justice Department's Inspector General previous year found that the FBI acted improperly during the investigation.
Andrew McCabe also said in an interview with CBS Television's 60 Minutes program broadcast on February 17 that the FBI was justified in opening a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was working in concert with Russian Federation during the campaign. Did their hatred of Trump go so far that they abandoned their role of being law enforcement agents and become advocates for a political cause?
He asked the team to say where they were on investigations that already were open into Trump associates - which, at the time, included former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign chairman Paul Manafort - and whether there was a need to open additional cases.
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Discussions over ousting the US President came after Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
"My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump can not fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th amendment", Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, said, The Nevada Independent reported.
Graham said he understood that Rosenstein denied McCabe's explosive claimed, "but we're going to get to the bottom of it".
McCabe confirmed the report in a new interview with "60 Minutes" host Scott Pelley, who relayed what McCabe told him on "CBS This Morning" Thursday.
McCabe was sacked last March after the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General found he misled investigators "about the role he had in leaking information to the Wall Street Journal in October 2016 about the investigation into the Clinton Foundation", according to the Washington Examiner. The allegations, which McCabe has denied, have been referred for investigation to the US Attorney's office in Washington.
McCabe has reason to resent the president, who fired him just days before he was eligible for full pension benefits from the government.