Graham: McCabe revelations 'beyond stunning'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham19 House Democrats call on Capitol physician to mandate vaccines The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - Simone wins bronze with altered beam routine The job of shielding journalists is not finished MORE (R-S.C.) on Sunday pledged to thoroughly investigate comments from Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe MORE after the former FBI deputy director told "60 Minutes" that Justice Department officials discussed a plan to potentially remove President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE from office.

"We're going to find out what happened here and the only way I know to find out is to call the people in under oath and find out, through questioning, who's telling the truth because the underlying accusation is beyond stunning," Graham said on "Face the Nation."

Graham, the chairman the of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reiterated that he intends to subpoena McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE to testify before the panel if they won't agree to do so voluntarily.

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The senator downplayed the notion that an investigation into the FBI will further damage the bureau's credibility.

"There is no organization beyond scrutiny," he said. "There is no organization that can't withstand scrutiny. And the FBI will come out stronger."

"But we've got to get to the bottom of it," he continued. "What are people to think after they watch '60 Minutes' when they hear this accusation by the acting deputy — acting FBI director that the deputy attorney general encouraged him to try to find ways to count votes to replace the president? That can't go unaddressed."

CBS News reported that McCabe said in a "60 Minutes" interview that there were conversations among Justice Department officials about the possibility of removing Trump via the 25th Amendment, and that Rosenstein had offered to wear a wire around the president.

The Justice Department issued a statement in response reiterating Rosenstein's denial of the claim calling McCabe's account "inaccurate and factually incorrect."

The discussions had previously been reported by The New York Times.

McCabe has since walked back his remarks, with a spokesperson issuing a statement that he did not "participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment, nor is he aware of any such discussions."