White house assistants believed Mike Pence would support the use of the 25th amendment to remove Donald Trump, a new book has claimed.
The bomb claim – immediately denied by the vice-president's camp – has emerged in a book by an anonymous Trump official entitled & # 39; The Warning & # 39 ;.
The official is the same who wrote a New York Times in 2018 who claimed & # 39; part of the resistance & # 39; to be at the Trump White House.
In the book, the author claims that the employees of the White House in 2017 a & # 39; back-of-the-envelope & # 39; made who would be willing to make a plot against Trump.
According to Huffington Post, they believed that Pence would sign the procedure and take the acting presidency.
Last night, his press secretary Katie Waldman mentioned the allegation & # 39; fake news & # 39 ;.
Claim: Vice President Mike Pence, pictured last month at Fort Hood, was expected to support the use of the 25th Amendment against Donald Trump, a new book claims
Under the 25th amendment, Pence and a majority of the cabinet were able to declare the president incapable and unable to exercise his powers.
Pence would then become acting president with all & # 39; powers and duties & # 39; from the top track.
Trump could challenge their decision by setting up a constitutional confrontation in Congress where the House and the Senate would decide the issue.
Revelations: The cover of & # 39; A Warning & # 39 ;, a new book by the same anonymous Trump official who wrote the New York Times last year
The procedure has never been used that way, although Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush themselves briefly activated it during a medical intervention.
Rumors that it could be used against Trump have been circulating since his early days in Washington, Washington.
According to the new book, entitled A Warning, White House staff discussed the issue in 2017 when James Comey was fired as FBI director.
Aides described Trump's behavior at the time as & # 39; unleashed & # 39; and would have drawn up a list of employees who agree to remove him.
According to the author, there was & # 39; no doubt in the minds & # 39; of senior employees that Pence would support such a movement.
However, the discussions only took place informally and never led to a joint conspiracy against Trump.
In the New York Times publication, the same official said that & # 39; no one wanted to cause a constitutional crisis & # 39 ;.
"We will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until it is somehow over," they wrote.
Pence has positioned himself as a loyalist and denied that he or his staff had written the anonymous NYT column.
In the aftermath of the publication of the opinion, he insisted that he & # 39; never & # 39; had been part of a discussion about the 25th amendment.
The writer claimed to be part of a & # 39; resistance movement & # 39; in the White House and worked behind the scenes to thwart Trump's most dangerous impulses.
Under fire: Aides or Donald Trump (pictured yesterday in Monroe, Louisiana) would be & # 39; beaten & # 39; discussed his behavior in his first months at the office
The op-ed described the president as & # 39; boisterous, hostile, small and ineffective & # 39; in the way he runs the government.
Trump reacted angrily to the work and called it & # 39; guts & # 39; and a & # 39; shame & # 39 ;.
& # 39; If the GUTLESS anonymous person actually exists, the Times must immediately hand it over to the government for national security & # 39 ;, he asked.
The New York Times said the identity of the person was known to them, but said their job was in danger & # 39; would come if it were made public.
The new book is described as offering a first-hand & # 39; report of one of the most resulting presidencies in American history & # 39 ;.
It will be published later this month.
According to publishers, the author intends to donate a significant portion of the royalties to non-profit organizations.
The literary agents behind the book also represented Comey and former White House assistant Cliff Sims in their comprehensive book deals.
White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, has already despised the book and said: & # 39; It takes a lot of conviction and courage to write an entire book anonymously. & # 39;
The 25th amendment was adopted in 1967 to clarify what would happen in an emergency.
The murder of John F. Kennedy in 1963 had increased the fear of a vacant presidency at the height of the Cold War.
Vice Presidents George H.W. Bush and Dick Cheney each spent a few hours as acting president, while their bosses had colonoscopies.
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