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PostSubject: New Yorker: Secret Cabal of Congressmen Plotting to Remove President   Mon May 08, 2017 5:35 am

A coterie of congressmen are secretly meeting to concoct a plan to impeach President Donald Trump, the New Yorker reports.
Writing for the magazine, Evan Osnos reports that “Trump’s critics are actively exploring the path to impeachment or the invocation of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, which allows for the replacement of a President who is judged to be mentally unfit.”

Who are these mystery conspirators?
Osnos claimed during an appearance on MSNBC,
This is a conversation that people are having around the dinner table, it’s one people have at the office, members of Congress are talking about it in private and the question is very simple: is this a president who is able to do the job and is able to go the distance?
While President Trump has demonstrated disdain for several key constitutional restraints on his power, it still seems a bit cowardly to claim “members of Congress” are mulling over tactics for taking down the president without naming those lawmakers.
As for the 25th Amendment, even the president’s most vicious critics among the mainstream media admit that this tactic is doomed.
In an article published in February, Salon called any talk of invoking the 25th Amendment as a way to dump Trump “unambiguous, raving madness.”
Osnos seems undeterred by his comrades’ evaluation of the likely efficacy of such a scenario, insisting that “there has been considerable speculation about Trump’s physical and mental health.”
While the 25th Amendment is purportedly the lever this secret group of lawmakers are using to pry President Trump out of the White House, it is worthwhile to look at the history of how presidents are constitutionally removed from office.
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