Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe now contends that his comments about using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office were “taken out of context and misrepresented.”
A spokeswoman for the scandal-plagued McCabe issued a statement Friday asserting that he “at no time” participated in, nor was he “aware” of any discussions that were related to employing the 25th Amendment in order to oust Trump from office.
— Melissa Schwartz (@MSchwartz3) February 15, 2019
“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,” spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said in a statement. “Mr. McCabe has merely confirmed a discussion that was initially reported elsewhere.”
The statement comes amid the controversy over McCabe’s bombshell interview with “60 Minutes” in which he admitted there was a plan being formulated by himself and Justice Department officials in 2017 to “remove” President Donald Trump from office.
McCabe, who was fired from the bureau in March 2018, admitted in the CBS interview that the there had been discussion about invoking the 25th Amendment against the president and that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had volunteered to wear a wire in his meetings with Trump.
CBS News’s Scott Pelley conducted the interview, scheduled to air on Sunday, and shared that McCabe told him about the discussions which many likened to a coup d’etat.
“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. “And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what to do with the president.”
Andrew McCabe is desperate to take back his 25th Amendment comments because this fool basically admitted to taking part in a coup attempt on President Trump. Don’t let him off the hook.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 15, 2019
“If that’s true, it is clearly an attempt at a coup d’état,” Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Thursday.
Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham has demanded that the former FBI Deputy Director appear before lawmakers and testify before the committee.
Twitter users had plenty to say about Friday’s statement claiming McCabe’s remarks were taken out of context.
And by taken out of context he means he lied and got caught up in it.
— Robert Lilly (@Redsfan5_14) February 15, 2019
And again….and again…and…..
— Jeffrey Redelman (@The_Jerf) February 15, 2019
He’s accusing 60 Minutes of Fake News?
— Thomas Galvin (@ThomasGalvin) February 15, 2019
McCabe will be remembered for nothing more than participating in an attempted coup.
— Ben Jammin ?? (@xBenJamminx) February 15, 2019
The guy was fired for lying under oath THREE TIMES. THINK!
— PamelaAnne (@RealPamelaAnne) February 15, 2019
So why did Andrew McCabe say it? It seems awfully odd to bring up the 25th Amendment in a 60 Minutes interview.
— Jeremy Bell (@bellvedere) February 15, 2019
Nice try. We know what he did. He deserves everything he gets.
— LiaDJP (@Lala11105) February 15, 2019
All I could think was how pissed every other member of the the coup was reacting while reading/watching this!! ??? Bring on the investigation AG Barr!!!
— Aaron Lilly (@AaronLi13989223) February 15, 2019
He can think about those comments from his jail cell. He and the rest of the coup should be in prison for a LONG, LONG time.
— Darla Quinn (@DarlaQuinn3) February 15, 2019
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