BOMBSHELL: Former FBI Acting Director Says DOJ Held Meetings On Removing Trump Via 25th Amendment

CBS News reports:

Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau’s acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia. In his first television interview since his own firing, McCabe tells 60 Minutes‘ Scott Pelley he wanted those inquiries to be documented and underway so they would be difficult to quash without raising scrutiny.

“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,” Pelley said on the show. “These were the eight days from Comey’s firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel. And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what do with the president.”

Mediaite reports:

“They were counting noses” Pelley explained, adding “Not asking cabinet members whether they would vote for or against removing the president. But they were speculating, this person would be with us. That person would not be, and they were counting noses in that effort.”

McCabe also told of how he feared his immediate firing and hurried to start an investigation so that even if he was dismissed, an investigation would continue.

“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion. That, were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.” McCabe said.