2 Trump Cabinet Members Were on Board With FBI’s 25th Amendment Plan, According to New Report
Last September, it was alleged that Rod Rosenstein had discussed secretly recording Donald Trump. It was thought that recording the president’s ramblings could push lawmakers towards removing Trump via the 25th Amendment.
It now appears that Rosenstein may have had more support than initially realized. According to former FBI lawyer, James Baker, two members of Trump’s cabinet were ready to support the effort.
Baker told the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees:
“I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page, that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he — this was what was related to me — that he had at least two members of the president’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment.”
Baker also spoke of Andy McCabe, who at that time, was serving as the head of the FBI:
“At this point in time, Andy was unbelievably focused and unbelievably confident and squared away. I don’t know how to describe it other than I was extremely proud to be around him at that point in time because I thought he was doing an excellent job at maintaining focus and dealing with a very uncertain and difficult situation. So I think he was in a good state of mind at this point in time.”
Like he did in September, Rosenstein denied the allegations. He stated through the Justice Department:
“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 was the DAG in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment.”