James Baker: 2 Trump Cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment effort

Fox News

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.

The testimony was delivered last fall to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed portions of the transcript. It provides additional insight into discussions that have returned to the spotlight in Washington as fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revisits the matter during interviews promoting his forthcoming book.

Baker did not identify the two Cabinet officials. But in his testimony, the lawyer said McCabe and FBI lawyer Lisa Page came to him to relay their conversations with Rosenstein, including discussions of the 25th Amendment.

“I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page, that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he — this was what was related to me — that he had at least two members of the president’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment,” Baker told the committees.

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7 Responses to James Baker: 2 Trump Cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment effort

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I really wonder who they were and if they were sincere.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    The DC swamp is really deep and wide…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lovely says:

    May they all be led to the gallows.

    The only mentally incapacitated people are the people so blind with rage, hate and self interest that they think the 25th Amendment is or was a viable option to remove President Trump from office.

    These people keep kicking the wrong tiger.

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Bet those two anonymoose officials are changing undies about now as if Baker’s called to testify…

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Luce says:

    Not that I believe that lying miscreant Baker, but a couple of men who were “let go” were very used to getting their way in their past lives. Frankly, though admired by many in the U.S., I can see them participating in such a disgusting manner because they got their conceited noses out of joint at not being deferred to.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Or cementing their places in history by being part of the first removal of a sitting POTUS under the 25th? It’s also egho and you gotta have an ego of immense proportions to play at these levels.

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