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Pence thought to support 25th Amendment option against Trump, new book claims

A new book allegedly written by a top-ranking official in the Trump White House argues that conspirators in the Trump administration believed Mike Pence would support the removal of the president via the 25th Amendment.

Long touted by anti-Trump partisans as a possible method of removing the president from office, the 25th Amendment holds that if the sitting president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” he can be removed from the White House, with the vice president taking his place.

The book “A Warning” holds that numerous “highly placed White House officials” believe that Pence would support such a political maneuver. Even with Pence’s support, the measure would still have to be supported by a majority of Trump’s cabinet.