Judicial Watch Sues for Documents Surrounding DOJ, FBI Plans to Oust Trump With the 25th Amendment

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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 1:50 PM
Judicial Watch Sues for Documents Surrounding DOJ, FBI Plans to Oust Trump With the 25th Amendment

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Government watchdog Judicial Watch has issued a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice for documents surrounding official efforts to oust President Trump through the 25th amendment. 

Here's what they're looking for: 

All records of communication of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the Office of the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or the Office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing the 25thAmendment or presidential fitness. Additionally, the lawsuit seeks all recordings made by any official in the Office of the Attorney General or Deputy Attorney General of meetings in the Executive Office of the President or Vice President.

The lawsuit comes after DOJ failed to respond to requests for documents filed in September 2018. Earlier this week, fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe told 60 Minutes there were discussions to remove President Trump from office and said it was his duty to solidify the Russia investigation before he was fired. 

“It is no surprise that we are facing an immense cover-up of senior FBI and DOJ leadership discussions to pursue a seditious coup against President Trump,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released in a statement. “This effort to overthrow President Trump is a fundamental threat to our constitutional republic so Judicial Watch will do everything it can in the courts to expose everything possible about this lawlessness.”