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

A spokeswoman for former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump Feds gone wild: DOJ's stunning inability to prosecute its own bad actors Comey: Trump peddling 'dumb lies' MORE said Friday that comments he made regarding a potential use of the 25th Amendment to oust President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller 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 Comey10 questions for Robert Mueller Comey pens blog revealing what he would ask Mueller in upcoming testimony FBI's spreadsheet puts a stake through the heart of Steele's dossier 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.