"I wanted to make sure our case was solid, and if anyone came in behind me and closed it and tried to get away from it, they wouldn't be able to do it without making an overview of why they did it. decision, "McCabe told Scott Pelley on" CBS This Morning "in an interview sent Thursday.
For the first time, McCabe publicly confirmed that there were high-level discussions in the Justice Department about recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump from the office in the wake of Comey & # 39; s launching and speculation , which cabinet members could be on board with the idea.
" I was very worried that I was able to put Russia the case on solid ground in an indelible way that I was removed quickly or assigned or fired that the case could not be shut down or disappear at night without trace, "said McCabe, who promotes her forthcoming book" The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Drum. "
In a statement to CBS called This H Know the House of McCabe's investigation "totally unfounded."
Trump named McCabe's shot and calls it a "good day for the hard-working men and women of the FBI – A good day for democracy."
Trump removal talks from office
According to Pelley on Thursday, McCabe confirmed this at the post. This segment of the interview was not sent Thursday morning.
"These were the eight days from Comey's firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed special advisor. And the highest levels of US law enforcement tried to figure out what to do with the president," said pelley, adding that that the people involved were "counting noses", but instead wondered which cabinet officials could be aboard the idea.
The bombing revelation in September called on Rosenstein to take the remarkable step of refusing to report in two separate statements and saying "based on my personal contacts with the president, there is no basis for invoking the 25th amendment."
CNN's Laura Jarrett contributed to this report.