Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

McCabe claims Trump believed Putin over U.S. intelligence on North Korea

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that President Trump chose to believe Russian President Vladimir Putin's claims on North Korea's ballistic missile capabilities over the assessment of the U.S. intelligence community, saying in a White House briefing, "I don't care. I believe Putin."

The big picture: It's not the only bombshell claim from McCabe in the "60 Minutes" sit-down. He also said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed removing Trump via the 25th Amendment, a claim that was vehemently denied by the Justice Department earlier this week.

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McCabe says 25th Amendment comments were "misrepresented"

In this image, Andrew McCabe stands in a suit in front of a red curtain, looking to the left.
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Andrew McCabe's spokeswoman released a statement on Friday claiming that the former FBI deputy director's comments about Justice Department discussions surrounding the use of the 25th amendment to remove President Trump "have been taken out of context and misrepresented."

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