As we told you yesterday, CBS News’ Scott Pelley was teasing an upcoming “60 Minutes” interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and it caught the attention of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and many others:
.@ScottPelley on what McCabe told @60Minutes: "There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment." pic.twitter.com/iVAyrEV4MF
— Norah O'Donnell🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 14, 2019
Sounds like talk of a “coup” was going on within the FBI, right? However, McCabe’s spokesperson has released a statement.
Woah – McCabe spokesperson issues statement clarifying the discussion about the 25th Amendment. https://t.co/KTZi6JyhzW
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) February 15, 2019
Spokeswoman to Andrew McCabe says certain statements attributed to McCabe have been taken out of context or misrepresented, and he never participated in any extended discussions of the 25th amendment: https://t.co/2dra9FSFb6
— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) February 15, 2019
McCabe backtracking on 25th amendment talk, saying only he was present during a discussion when DAG Rosenstein raised the issue https://t.co/FwdWpunkiz
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 15, 2019
It seems they’ve realized the story has gotten out of control and are trying to reel it back in:
— Melissa Schwartz (@MSchwartz3) February 15, 2019
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 15, 2019
Whoa…backing away from what many perceive to be a brazen notion of a political coup. Still, need to understand who was "counting noses" and why? https://t.co/MPB4BzmoHj
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) February 15, 2019
A lot remains to be seen and heard.
Seems like CBS has some explaining to do.
Shouldn't be hard to just release the tape of the interview. https://t.co/1w7a3MXDKl
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) February 15, 2019
He literally said that he did have those discussions. Keep trying to backpedal.
— Mickey (@beastly1155) February 15, 2019
Guess someone realized treason didn't sound all that awesome https://t.co/c3wonQlR9d
— Queen of AnCapistan (@syd_viciously) February 15, 2019
McCabe… another Democrat that can do the moonwalk. https://t.co/QCcS0z1yuU
— Voice of The Mute (@eduardoauthor) February 15, 2019
So are McCabe and his spokesperson basically accusing CBS of pushing “fake news”? Because we thought that was a direct threat to “democracy,” but maybe that’s only when Trump says it.