Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in a spring 2017 memo that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein believed then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly could be recruited in an effort to remove President Trump from office.
In an explosive interview with CBS, an excerpt of which was aired Thursday, McCabe asserted Rosenstein did tell Justice Department officials about wearing a “wire” to record conversations with Trump and that he was recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office in the days after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
The New York Times reports that it obtained an excerpt from one of McCabe's contemporaneous memos on his interactions DOJ officials. He wrote "we discussed the president’s capacity and the possibility he could be removed from office under the 25th Amendment." He further noted that Rosenstein examined the issue and decided that a “majority or 8 of the 15 cabinet officials" would be needed to follow through.