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Trump calls discussions about removing him ‘treasonous’
- News Digest
Feb 19, 2019-
US President Donald Trump said Monday a top Justice official’s reported discussions about invoking the Constitution to remove him from office were part of an “illegal and treasonous” push against him. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised the possibility of removing the president in 2017 after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, according to Andrew McCabe, who replaced Comey as the bureau’s acting director. McCabe and Rosenstein “look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught.....,” Trump said in a series of tweets. “This was the illegal and treasonous ‘insurance policy’ in full action!” Trump has often attacked the federal investigations into his campaign’s links to Russia as a “witch hunt” aimed at sabotaging his presidency. The “insurance policy” he cited refers to an ambiguous text message a top FBI investigator sent to his lover in August 2016 that alludes to their concerns about then candidate Trump, which the president often points to as evidence of a “deep state” conspiracy against him. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office - that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” the investigator, Peter Strzok, wrote.
Published: 19-02-2019 10:54