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Presidential coup? What the 25th Amendment actually does | With Chris Cillizza

Presidential coup? What the 25th Amendment actually does | With Chris Cillizza

In an interview with CBS, Andrew McCabe, former acting director of the FBI, admitted that he and others had discussions about possibly removing President Donald Trump using the 25th Amendment. Trump-backing Republicans argue that interview is evidence of a coup by the “deep state” within government trying to take down the President — are they right?

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Trump’s allies get set for fierce fight over emergency declaration
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/18/politics/donald-trump-immigration-border-wall-republicans-democrats/index.html

McCabe: Trump said he believed Putin over US on N. Korea
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/02/18/andrew-mccabe-donald-trump-believe-vladimir-putin-sot-lead-vpx.cnn

Fox News hosts claim ‘coup’ against Trump

Andrew McCabe: The full 60 Minutes interview
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/andrew-mccabe-60-minutes-interview-full-transcript-watch-acting-fbi-director-trump-investigation-james-comey-russia-investigation-2019-02-17/

Graham vows probe after McCabe interview on Trump
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47274182

Independents Trust Mueller, Which Could Be Bad News For Trump
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/independents-trust-mueller-which-could-be-bad-news-for-trump/

Mike Pence denies discussing removal of Donald Trump from power
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/09/mike-pence-denies-discussing-plan-to-remove-donald-trump-from-power

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