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McCabe's 25th Amendment comments 'taken out of context,' spokeswoman says

A spokeswoman for former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeCarter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' The Hill's 12:30 Report: What to know about the Pfizer vaccine announcement MORE said Friday that comments he made regarding a potential use of the 25th Amendment to oust President TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE have been “taken out of context and misrepresented.”

“At no time did Mr. McCabe participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment, nor is he aware of any such discussions,” spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said in a statement. “Mr. McCabe has merely confirmed a discussion that was initially reported elsewhere."

CBS News’s Scott Pelley, who interviewed McCabe for a “60 Minutes” episode that is scheduled to air on Sunday, said Thursday that McCabe told him there was talk of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

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“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,” Pelley said. “And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what to do with the president.”

Trump blasted McCabe following Pelley's remarks on "CBS This Morning."

"Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a 'poor little Angel' when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax — a puppet for Leakin’ James ComeyJames Brien ComeyCarter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe Top Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon The new marshmallow media in the Biden era MORE," Trump tweeted.

McCabe was fired in March before an inspector general report concluded that he lied to FBI agents about his disclosures to the press.