‘Was This an Attempted Bureaucratic Coup?’: Lindsey Graham Vows to Get Answers From McCabe

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced that he would be requesting testimony from the former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, following his claims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) considered invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

As IJR previously reported, McCabe told “60 Minutes” host Scott Pelley that the DOJ considered removing the president. According to McCabe, members of the DOJ tried to guess which members of the cabinet would side with them in the hypothetical vote.

The president, along with many others, were outraged by the allegations put forward by McCabe.

During an interview with “Face the Nation,” Grahm doubled down on his calls for a questioning of McCabe, noting that he planned to get to the bottom of his comments.

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“The whole point of Congress existing is to provide oversight of the executive branch. So through good reporting from ’60 Minutes,’ there’s an allegation from the acting FBI director, at the time, that the deputy attorney general [Rod Rosenstein] was basically trying to do an administrative coup and take the president down with the 25th Amendment process. The deputy attorney general denies it. So, I promise your viewers the following: We will have a hearing about who’s telling the truth, what actually happened.”

Graham reiterated that he believes the actions, as described by McCabe, are the equivalent of a “bureaucratic coup,” but there are still several unanswered questions, especially because Rosenstein denies that the 25th Amendment talks were ever taken beyond light-hearting joking.

“We’re a democracy. People who enforce the law can’t take it into their own hands,” said Graham. “Was this an attempted bureaucratic coup? I don’t know. I don’t know who’s telling the truth. I know Rosenstein’s vehemently denied it, but we’re going to get to the bottom of it.”

Graham explained that he supports the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into every claim against President Trump and, in turn, he vowed to look into every claim about the treatment of the president from the DOJ and FBI.

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KhyberRifle
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Usually I think Rush Limbaugh is guilty of overstatement. However, his take on the McCabe enterprise is right on target: McCabe was the head dunce of the confederacy

WellHungChad
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Of course it was a coup! And the groundwork was laid long before Trump the candidate became president. If not to spy on him, at least to help the Hildabeast with her campaign and to attempt to bring down his presidency should she lose. The text messages between Strzok/Page lay this out in detail. “Andy’s insurance policy .”

Like all others guilty of committing a crime and profiting from book deals referring to it.

James
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You’re right on target. The defeat of the Hildabeast was more than the Leftists could stand and “corrective measures” needed to be taken by any means THEY thought were available to them.

Now that Senator Graham has found his voice (at the Kavanaugh hearings) and grown a couple, maybe he will begin removing all the dirt the Left has tried – and failed – to thrown on Trump’s “grave”. Trump has done nothing to warrant impeachment under the 25th Amendment.

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