Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says she was asked to help undermine President Trump by two former cabinet members.
In her new book out Tuesday, Haley details how former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attempted to recruit her in an effort to "save the country." Tillerson reportedly told Haley people would die if President Trump was unchecked.
In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning," Haley said: "To undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing. And it goes against the Constitution and it goes against what the American people want. It was offensive."
In response to the book, Kelly told the Washington Post that if providing the president "with the best and most open and legal and ethical staffing advice from across the [government] so he could make an informed decision is 'working against Trump,' then guilty as charged."
As of Monday morning, Tillerson had not commented on the book. President Trump congratulated Haley on the book on Twitter Sunday and encouraged people to order a copy.
The book also details Haley's agreements and disagreements with President Trump, as well as the Ukraine investigation. Haley said in the CBS interview that "impeachment is like the death penalty for a public official," and that there is nothing in the Ukraine phone call transcript "that warrants the death penalty for the president."
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.