McCabe went on to state that the identities of the two cabinet members were not known to him and he was not willing to speculate.
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told him during a 2017 meeting that he thought two Cabinet members might support efforts to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
Fox News on Sunday reported similar comments from former top FBI lawyer James Baker, who claimed Rosenstein said two Cabinet members were “ready to support” such an effort. In a previous interview promoting his new book, McCabe said Rosenstein discussed the possibility of Cabinet members supporting the 25th Amendment idea, without getting into specifics.
McCabe did not name names during a session with reporters Thursday either, but echoed the claim that Rosenstein was eyeing two Cabinet members. However, he stressed that Rosenstein had not actually asked anyone to support it and suggested he was speculating about which Cabinet members might sign on.
“Rod indicated to me people he thought might support -- not that he had Cabinet members, not that he'd asked anybody, not that he'd floated the idea to two Cabinet members or the entire Cabinet or anyone else -- simply that he thought two people might support it,” McCabe said Thursday during the wide-ranging discussion with reporters.