Roger Stone, the legendary Republican political operative known to be as controversial as he is provocative, is warning about a potential coup currently underway against President Trump by members of his own Cabinet.
Stone says some members of the Trump administration are researching how to use the 25th Amendment to overthrow the President in the event Robert Mueller’s “investigation” doesn’t produce any evidence tying Trump to Russia.
The 25th Amendment says in part:
“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”
According to Gateway Pundit:
“Former Trump advisor Roger Stone says Cabinet members have discussed removing President Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment. When pressed on the specifics, Stone replied “Like you, Tom [LoBianco of the Associated Press], I cannot reveal those sources, and I’m not prepared to do so, but this is not a conspiracy theory.”
Washington Times reports:
“Mr. Stone claimed during a recent interview aired on C-SPAN that he heard that some members of Mr. Trump’s administration have weighed whether they can invoke the 25th Amendment to take him out of office.
“Do you have any evidence that anyone is actively plotting or attempting or laying the groundwork right now inside the Cabinet — inside the administration — to make that removal?” Associated Press reporter Tom LoBianco asked Mr. Stone.
“I have sources, and I work my sources, and yes, I believe there are some who have had this discussion. This is both outside the Cabinet and in. I think it’s the fallback plan for the establishment. That’s why I’m trying to sound the clarion call,” Mr. Stone responded.”