Transcript for Trump lashes out at former acting FBI director
To Washington now and the reaction this morning to that interview with former FBI director Andrew Mccabe where he ardss concerns about the president, Russia, and obstruction of justice. Cecilia Vega is here with the latest. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Hey, robin, good morning to you. President trump was lashing out. Before the full interview ard. Dauling Andrew Mccabe a disgrace to the FBI and to the country. There’s a new call for an investigation into his stuping claims. Overnight, Andrew Mccabe with the jaw-dropping claim. Telling 60 minutes that in the days after James Comey was fired, rod Rosen stein raised the possibility of invoking the25th amendment to remove the president from office. He was doesing other cabinet members and whether or not people would support such an idea. Reporter: Mccabe later issued a clarification. Saying at no time were there extended discussions about the use of the 25th amendment. Mccabe who was fired for leaking to a reporter and misleading investigators about it, also said Rosen stein volun to record his conversations with president trump. We talked about why the president had insisted on firing the director. And whether or not he was thinking about the Russia investigation and did that impact his decision? And in the context of that conversation, the deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the white house. I never actually considered taking him up on the offer. Reporter: In a carefully worded statement, the justice department said Rosenstein never authorized any such recording an that Mccabe’s version of events is inaccurate and factually incorrect. Ultimately, it was questions about the president’s T to Russia that led the FBI to investigate. Mccabe claiming that in a meeting, the president seemed to trust Vladimir Putin over his own team. President Putin said the north Koreans deep have those missiles. Intelligence officials in the briefing responded that that was not consistent with any of the intelligence our government possesses. To which the president replied, I don’t care. I believe Putin. Reporter: Okay, so Mccabe has a book coming out tomorrow. His claim have already caught the attention of one of the president’s allies on capitol hill, senator LIPD zi graham is now calling for a congressional hearing. He’s asking if that korver sags about the 25th amendment about to remove the president from office was an attempted coup. Thank you, Cecilia. We move on to the president
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