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Monday, February 18, 2019

Andrew McCabe Interview on 60 Minutes: Spoke about Rosenstein’s Proposal to Secretly Record Trump

Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's interview on 60 Minutes about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, interactions with the president and his own firing was broadcast on Sunday February 17, 2019. McCabe told 60 Minutes that law enforcement officials discussed whether to secretly record a conversation with President Trump, and whether he could be removed from office by invoking the 25th Amendment. 

Andrew McCabe: I can't describe to you accurately enough the pressure and the chaos that Rod (Rosenstein) and I were trying to operate under at that time. It was incredibly turbulent, incredibly stressful. And it was clear to me that that stress was— was impacting the deputy attorney general. We talked about why the president had insisted on firing the director and whether or not he was thinking about the Russia investigation and did that impact his decision. And in the context of that conversation, the deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the White House. He said, "I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device. They wouldn't know it was there." Now, he was not joking.  He was absolutely serious. And in fact, he brought it up in the next meeting we had. I never actually considered taking him up on the offer. I did discuss it with my general counsel and my leadership team back at the FBI after he brought it up the first time.

FULL INTERVIEW ON 60 MINUTES …