Lemme know when ya got substantiated sources and names.
- Anonymous official behind NYT op-ed has written a book called ‘The Warning’
- It claims White House aides made a ‘tally’ of possible plotters against Trump
- They allegedly had ‘no doubt’ that Pence would sign off on using the procedure
- Pence’s camp immediately denied the claim, labeling it ‘fake news’ last night
The bombshell claim – immediately denied by the Vice President’s camp – has emerged in a book by an anonymous Trump official entitled ‘The Warning’.
The official is the same one who wrote a New York Times op-ed in 2018 claiming to be ‘part of the resistance’ inside the Trump White House.
In the book, the author claims that White House staff made a ‘back-of-the-envelope tally’ in 2017 of who would be willing to plot against Trump.
According to HuffPost, they believed that Pence would sign off the procedure and take the acting presidency himself.
Last night his press secretary Katie Waldman labeled the allegation ‘fake news’.
Under the 25th Amendment, Pence and a majority of the Cabinet could declare the President incapacitated and unable to discharge his powers.
Pence would then become Acting President with all the ‘powers and duties’ of the top job.
Trump could challenge their decision, setting up a constitutional stand-off in Congress where the House and Senate would decide the issue.