McCabe says Trump comments were taken out of context

New York Post | 2/15/2019 | Staff
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Andrew McCabe on Friday denied that he knew of an effort to oust President Trump using the 25th Amendment, saying he never had “any extended discussions” about the matter and was unaware of such talks.

“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,” his spokeswoman, Melissa Schwartz, said in a statement on Twitter, adding that his remarks about the issue were taken out of context.

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She said McCabe “was present and participated in a discussion that included a comment by Deputy Attorney General [Rod] Rosenstein regarding the 25th Amendment.”

But, she added, “Mr. McCabe has merely confirmed a discussion that was initially reported elsewhere.”

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CBS reporter Scott Pelley, who interviewed McCabe for Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” said Thursday that McCabe told him using the 25th Amendment was discussed and that officials were “counting noses” — or speculating on who might support such an endeavor.

“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.

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