Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., pledged Sunday to discuss alleged discussions in the Department of Justice over the convening of the 25th Amendment as a way to drive President Trump out of office, and threatened to summon former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe if he refuses to testify about the matter before the Senate.
"We will find out what happened here, and the only way to find out is to call people under oath and find out by asking who is telling the truth because the underlying charge is more than startling. Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS "Face the Nation."
Graham added that he intended to summon both McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, if they did not, and volunteer to testify before the committee.
"There is no organization beyond control," Graham said. "There is no organization that can not withstand a review, and the FBI will be more prominent." said, "But we need to get to the bottom of this, what should people think after watching '60 Minutes' when they hear this allegation of deputy deputy FBI director that the deputy attorney general told him to try Finding ways to count votes to replace the president can not be left untouched. "
Graham's comments follow a Fox News story in which former FBI lawyer James Baker made a closed statement to Congress , detailed alleged discussions between high-level officials in the Ministry of Justice on the use of the 25th Amendment.
The testimony was delivered last autumn before the House Supervision and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed parts of the protocol. There is additional insights into the discussions that were back in Washington's limelight when FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reiterated the matter in interviews to promote his upcoming book.
Baker did not identify the two Cabinet members. In his statement, the lawyer said that McCabe and FBI attorney Lisa Page would come to him to hold talks with Rosenstein, including a discussion of the 25th subamendment.
"I was told by a combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page that in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General he had stated that he had at least two members of the President's Cabinet ready to assist. I think you would call it. An action under the 25th subamendment, "Baker told the committees.
CBS News reported McCabe's comments after saying" 60 Minutes "that Justice Department officials had discussed the possibility of Trump's 25th amendment and that Deputy Attorney Rosenstein had done so offered to wire a wire around the President.
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The amendment provides for a mechanism to remove a seated president from office, as might be the case when a majority of the president's cabinet says the president is unable to perform his duties.
Seit he gave the interview on "60 Minutes", McCabe has since then made a conversation with a spokesman for the parliament. The former FBI chief issued a statement in de It is said that McCabe did not participate in lengthy discussions on the use of the 25th subamendment nor did he become aware of such discussions.
The Department of Justice issued a statement in which McCabe's comments were described as "inaccurate and incorrect", in fact, incorrect.
Reports on the discussion of the 25th subamendment and on the wearing of wire wire stone in the New York Times.