Days after “60 Minutes'” Scott Pelley was interviewed on “CBS This Morning” to promote his Sunday interview of disgraced former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, McCabe’s spokeswoman sought to clarify Pelley’s remarks.
“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 Thursday discussing his interview with McCabe.
The problem with that characterization of events is that it is a blatant admission that FBI and Department of Justice huddled up to strategize about removing a duly elected president without cause. That is otherwise known as an attempted coup, which could spell legal trouble for McCabe. Sedition is generally frowned upon in the United States.
So Melissa Schwartz, McCabe’s spokeswoman, released the following statement:
“Certain statements made by Mr. McCabe, in interviews associated with the release of his book, have been taken out of context and misrepresented. To clarify, at no time did Mr. McCabe participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment, nor is he aware of any such discussions. He was present and participated in a discussion that included a comment by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein regarding the 25th Amendment. This anecdote was not included in The Threat, Mr. McCabe has merely confirmed a discussion that was initially reported elsewhere.”
Amazingly, Schwartz manages to claim that McCabe was not aware of any discussions regarding the 25th Amendment, only to admit in the next sentence that he participated in Rosenstein’s 25th Amendment discussion.
It is possible that the deep state finally became too cocky and accidentally blew its own cover. Now it is up to the Department of Justice to act, and get to the bottom of what these bad actors were up to during the Trump campaign and after his election.
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