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The former Deputy FBI Director, Andrew McCabe said on Thursday that the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein told him during a 2017 meeting that he thought that two members of the Cabinet of Ministers supported the efforts to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President trump out of the office.
Fox News on Sunday similar comments from former top-reported-to-FBI-lawyer James Baker, who claimed Rosenstein, said two members of the Cabinet were “ready to support” such an effort. In a previous interview promoting his new book, McCabe, the possibility was discussed of the members of the Cabinet, said Rosenstein support of the 25th Amendment to idea, without getting into details.
MCCABE SAYS ROSENSTEIN WAS “ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS” ABOUT SECRETLY RECORDING TRUMP
McCabe did not name names, during a meeting with reporters Thursday, but echoed the claim that Rosenstein was two members of the Cabinet of Ministers eyeing. He stressed, however, that Rosenstein had not actually asked, who will assist you to, and suggested that he speculated on what members of the Cabinet of Ministers could sign.
“Staff are not given, for me to people he thought might support-that he members of the Cabinet, that he had not asked anyone, not that he floated the idea of two members of the Cabinet or the entire Cabinet or someone else’s-just that he thought that two people could support it,” McCabe said on Thursday, while the broad debate with the journalists.
McCabe said he could not remember, the two members of the Cabinet Rosenstein was referring to and don’t want to guess on a matter so serious.
“I do not remember very clearly, who talked to Rod, and I don’t want to give you the wrong name, so is not it better that I comment on,” said McCabe.
He described the days after Trump’s displacement of the former FBI Director, James Comey, when Rosenstein allegedly made the comments as “frantic.”
Rosenstein, who also works with the Ministry of justice, but who expected that the exit has denied in the next month, claiming since they were first in the media in the past year. The White house said this week that Trump will nominate Jeff Rosen, to replace him.
TO NAME TRUMP, TO REPLACE JEFF ROSEN ROD ROSENSTEIN, THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
“As the Deputy attorney General previously has stated, based on his personal dealings with the President, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment, nor the DAG was in a position to invoke the 25th Amendment,” the justice Ministry said in a statement last week, also is pushing back on claims Rosenstein, she saw, wearing a “wire” to the Band’s trump card.
But Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress last year, detailed alleged discussions between the officials of the Ministry of justice, through the invocation of the 25th Amendment, he claims, he was told, Rosenstein said, two of the Trump-Cabinet officials “, the support is ready to were,” such a waste of time. In his testimony, said the lawyer McCabe, FBI, and lawyer, Lisa came to him to relay their conversations with Rosenstein, including discussions of the 25th Amendment.
THE FORMER TOP FBI LAWYER: 2 TRUMP-CABINET OFFICIALS OF THE “READY TO SUPPORT THE 25TH AMENDMENT EFFORT WERE
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, McCabe was asked to describe his relationship with Comey, his former boss, and said, “I don’t really have a relationship with Jim.”
Comey and McCabe have so far contradicted each other over the question of whether McCabe told his former boss he was going to speak with a reporter from the newspaper for a story on the event on the Clinton E-Mail – an issue that led to McCabe’s dismissal from the FBI last year.
McCabe is now the subject of an investigation by the Washington U.S. attorney’s office for leaking information to the reporter. McCabe’s lawyer, Michael Bromwich, confirmed on Thursday that the investigations are not yet complete. “We are already said to be in contact with the U.S. attorney’s office,” Bromwich, to say the probe is “ongoing.”
On Thursday, McCabe past denied claims that he told congressional investigators that without the “Steele dossier,” they would not have been able to get a FISA warrant on former trump campaign, the official of the Carter-page. The dossier of non-verified claims about Trump and his relationship with Russia, an important role the investigation played in the Russia.
“I believe that a fundamentally incorrect representation of what I said is said,” McCabe.
McCabe also defended Special Counsel Robert Müller is the Russia investigation, citing the number of “indictments, convictions, confessions.” It is believed, Müller submit a report to the attorney-General in the near future about his investigation.
“You have officers, dozens of alleged intelligence, with the people in connection to foreign intelligence services in Russia,” McCabe said. “I mean, it’s a remarkable study, and it is one that produces concrete results, and I think that alone justifies and confirms, certainly, our initial fears, our initial concerns, and I think it validates the process, the Müller and his team have gone through to get here.”
McCabe, who has sparred with the President as well as legislators on Capitol Hill about his leadership of the FBI, was asked whether he was still a Republican.
“I can’t imagine voting for a Republican,” he said.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.