McCabe Clarifies Comment About Invoking 25th Amendment Against Trump

on December 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (2nd L) is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police before a meeting with members of the Oversight and Government Reform and Judicia... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (2nd L) is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police before a meeting with members of the Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees in the Rayburn House Office Building December 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. McCabe testified before the House Intelligence Committee for ten hours on Tuesday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 15, 2019 1:47 p.m.

Melissa Schwartz, spokeswoman for former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, clarified comments from a not-yet-aired interview McCabe did with CBS in which he was apparently said Department of Justice officials discussed removing President Donald Trump via the 25th Amendment before special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment.

Only a short clip has been aired from the interview, which does not include the 25th Amendment anecdote. CBS host Scott Pelley shared the story on air while talking about the interview.

Trump had become fixated on the now-denied anecdote, quoting Alan Dershowitz who called it an “attack on our Constitution.”

The interview, the first McCabe has done since his firing and coinciding with the release of his memoir, will air in full on Sunday.

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