March 15, 2019

Committee Investigates Alleged 25th Amendment Discussion

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting documents related to alleged discussions between high-ranking Justice Department officials about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the President of the United States.

“… during a recent interview on 60 Minutes, former acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Andrew 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.  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,” wrote Graham.

He continued, “The Committee is deeply concerned with these discussions and whether they essentially indicate that two of the highest ranking law enforcement officials in the United States were discussing what amounts to a coup against the President.  Accordingly, the Committee plans to conduct oversight into these discussions and related matters. ”

Full text of the letter is HERE