The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch sued the Department of Justice on Tuesday to obtain records related to officials who considered trying to remove President Donald Trump from office.
Judicial Watch, a prominent conservative watchdog, filed the lawsuit after the department failed to respond to earlier information requests.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests came in response to news that officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe sparked the issue during a recent interview with “60 Minutes.” He confirmed during the interview that he had opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether the president was compromised by Russia.
He and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also discussed removing the president from office.
“It is no surprise that we are facing an immense cover-up of senior FBI and DOJ leadership discussions to pursue a seditious coup against President Trump,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.