The Justice Department discussed forcibly removing Donald Trump from office, the FBI’s former acting director admitted Thursday.
Andrew McCabe, who was the deputy director of the FBI until last year, made the shocking admission during a television interview with CBS.
According to the network, Mr McCabe admitted that senior officials at Mr Trump’s Justice Department considered using the 25th amendment to remove the president.
The officials were “counting noses” to work out how many members of Mr Trump’s cabinet, including the Vice President Mike Pence, would vote in favour of the move.
Mr Trump and other prominent Republicans have reacted furiously to the comments. “Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a ‘poor little Angel’ when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax,” Mr Trump tweeted. “Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left …McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country.”