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US Senate set to probe allegations of Trump’s removal



US Senate set to probe allegations of Trump's removal

An allegation that discussions were held on removing President Donald Trump from office in 2017 will be probed by the US Senate.

Reports say the chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Lindsey Graham has vowed to get to the bottom of the allegation.

Senator Graham pledged to issue subpoenas “if that’s what it takes”.

Reports say former FBI chief Andrew McCabe had said deputy US attorney general Rod Rosenstein discussed the numbers needed to invoke the 25th Amendment.

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“The discussion of the 25th Amendment was simply [that] Rod raised the issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort,” Mr McCabe said.

He said that Mr Rosenstein was openly “counting votes, or possible votes”.

“The deputy attorney general was definitely very concerned about the president, about his capacity and about his intent at that point in time.”

“To be fair, it was an unbelievably stressful time… it was really something that he kind of threw out in a very frenzied chaotic conversation about where we were and what we needed to do next.”

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