Anonymous WH Official Claims Trump Cabinet Discussed Invoking 25th Amendment

CNBC: “The New York Times on Wednesday took the extraordinary and rare step of publishing an anonymous op-ed column from an author who the paper identified as merely ‘a senior official in the Trump administration.'”

According to the author, “within the Trump administration, there exists a group of political appointees who ‘have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.'”

“One of the more striking passages in the column refers to the 25th Amendment, which provides a means by which a president who is incapable of fulfilling the duties of the presidency can be removed from office, and the vice president can assume the presidency.

Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.”

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