Lindsey Graham Wants to Know Whether DOJ Plotted a ‘Coup’ Against Trump


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) sent out an open letter on Friday requesting documents related to an alleged discussion between senior officials about removing President Donald Trump.

Trump has often found himself at odds with senior federal officials and he is the subject, of course, of a long-running federal investigation.

Now it appears Department of Justice (DOJ) officials reportedly, at one time, discussed whether they should remove him from office.

The Republican senator from South Carolina and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wants answers about how that conversation went down.

Trump ally Lindsey Graham demands to know whether DOJ officials plotted “a coup against the president” https://t.co/Awqhyw2l5i pic.twitter.com/fFLQgpSdG8

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Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe alleged during an interview last month with “60 Minutes,” the CBS news magazine program, that the conversation occurred in May 2017.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein supposedly met with McCabe and other senior Justice Department and FBI officials and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president.

Related: Lawsuit Seeks Insight into Rosenstein’s Words During a Critical Period in 2017

“McCabe explained how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed with him and others within the Department of Justice (DOJ) the possibility of removing the president of the United States by invoking the 25th Amendment,” Graham said in the letter. “In addition, Mr. McCabe described how the deputy attorney general, in a manner that was ‘absolutely serious,’ offered to wear a wire into the White House to record the president and gather evidence against him.”

Rosenstein and the other officials also allegedly discussed whether to wear wires to record conversations with the president. There are no indications currently that the idea went anywhere beyond discussion — but it has raised concerns, given the other ways senior officials have gone after the president, such …read more

Source:: LifeZette

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