Pence was approached about his potential role in overthrowing Trump via the 25th Amendment
ed note–the readers of this website will recall the predictions made here just a year ago in the aftermath of Pence’s visit to Israel where he met with Netanyahu and more than likely had the following conversation, to wit–
Netanyahu–How was your flight, Mr. Vice President?
Pence–Fine, Bibi, thanks for having me. God bless Israel and the Jewish people… L’Chaim!
Netanyahu–Yes indeed Mike–can I call you Mike?
Netanyahu–Ok, Mike, then let’s get down to business. As a devout Christian Zionist, a TRUE believer, you really do believe that the Jewish state is the embodiment of God on earth, right?
Netanyahu–And you adhere to that part in Genesis where it says ‘I will bless those who bless thee and curse those who curse thee,’ correct?
Pence–Absolutely. The infallible words of God Almighty himself…
Netanyahu–Great. Ok then, let me ask you something, Mike–If something should happen to Trump–God forbid (here Netanyahu stifles a grin and a giggle) then with you ascending as President, Israel and the Jewish people–God’s chosen people–can count on you to guide your foreign policy along the lines of what appears in the book of Genesis, meaning that ‘bless thee and curse thee’ thing we just talked about, as well as all those various passages and protocols creating a Jewish state encompassing everything between the Nile and Euphrates, and all the rest of that, right Mike?
Netanyahu–Ok then, so again, if something should happen to Trump–God forbid (Netanyahu stifles a grin and a giggle yet again) we, the Jewish people, God’s chosen people, can count on you to drop all this nonsense about the ‘ultimate peace deal’ as your current President has been discussing since before he was even elected, right? And that if something were to happen to Trump, God forbid, as took place with the terrible tragedy of Kennedy’s assassination (Netanyahu stifles a grin and a giggle yet again, and only barely) you as President then would see to it that the special relationship between our two countries is drastically improved as took place under the administration of Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, correct?
Pence–Correct Bibi. I will always do what you see as best for Israel.
Netanyahu–Well, what more can I say then, Mr. Pres–I mean, Mr. Vice President, except ‘Welcome to Israel…L’ Chaim!’
Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director and former acting director of the FBI, told CBS’s 60 Minutes that meetings were held at the Department of Justice to discuss invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.
In the brief time period between former FBI Director James Comey’s firing and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in May 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein considered wearing a wire in meetings with Trump, according to McCabe, in an interview with 60 Minutes. Upon Comey’s firing, McCabe became the acting FBI director. The New York Times reported the same information in September 2018, which DOJ at the time said was a sarcastic suggestion.
Although the portion of the interview with McCabe has not yet been released, CBS’s Scott Pelley said McCabe told him the idea of removing Trump from office “came up more than once and it was so serious that he took it to the lawyers at the FBI to discuss it.” McCabe and others at DOJ were “counting noses” in an effort to predict who in the president’s Cabinet, including Vice President Mike Pence, would vote to force Trump from office, according to Pelley.
Following Comey’s firing, McCabe said he initiated the FBI’s obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations into the president, which the White House labeled a “completely baseless investigation.”
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe said. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace… If somebody came in behind me and closed it and tried to walk away from it, they would not be able to do that without creating a record of why they made that decision.”
In a statement, DOJ said Rosenstein “never authorized any recording that Mr. McCabe references,” and that Rosenstein “again rejects Mr. McCabe’s recitation of events as inaccurate and factually incorrect.” Although DOJ said Rosenstein believes there is “no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment, nor was [he] in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment,” the statement did not directly refute McCabe’s claim that such information was discussed.
Trump fired back via Twitter, labeling McCabe as a “disgraced” acting director and that he was a “puppet” for Comey. The president has long thrown public insults at the former FBI employee, whose new book The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, scheduled for release next week, further details his experience inside the FBI under the Trump presidency.
“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 – a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey,” the president tweeted.
Before McCabe became eligible for retirement in March 2018 retirement, he abruptly resigned from the bureau. Two days before his retirement was set to begin, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe, no longer allowing him to receive retirement benefits. A DOJ Inspector General report in April 2018 alleged that McCabe repeatedly lied to the FBI about providing non-classified information to a news organization.
“I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of ‘insurance policy’ in case I won,” Trump added in his tweet.
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