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Ex-FBI official says 2 Cabinet members were open to invoking 25th Amendment

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President Trump speaking to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Former FBI general counsel James Baker told the House Judiciary Committee last October that it's his understanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there were 2 members of President Trump's Cabinet who were willing to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

The backdrop: The New York Times reported last September that Rosenstein had discussed recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment, which provides procedures for removing the president when he is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office." Around the same time, Rosenstein also reportedly discussed wearing a wire to secretly record Trump in the White House.

Ryan Zinke joins lobbying firm founded by Trump campaign aides

In this image, Ryan Zinke walks out of a black SUV with a red tie.
Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Photo: Shawn Thew - Pool via Getty Images

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are joining Turnberry Solutions, a lobbying firm founded by former Trump campaign aides, Politico reports.

The big picture: Zinke resigned as interior secretary amid several investigations into his travel and potential conflicts of interest, including a Justice Department probe into whether he lied to investigators from the Interior's inspector general's office — a potential criminal violation. Zinke is the first Trump Cabinet member to join a lobbying firm after leaving the administration.