Published: Thu, July 26, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

Jordan said "enough is enough" and it's "time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress' constitutional oversight role".

Law&Crime reported 12 days ago that House Republicans led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) of the House Freedom Caucus and Freedom Caucus co-founder Rep.

"The DOJ has continued to hide information from Congress and repeatedly obstructed oversight-even defying multiple Congressional subpoenas", tweeted Meadows.

It is unclear whether there will be enough support in the party to pass the impeachment resolution, as Republican leaders have not signed on to the effort and are unlikely to back it.

Republican lawmakers have begun a process to impeach US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as the fight against a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election ramps up.

Justice Department officials maintain that lawmakers have been provided with almost all the documents requested by the House Judiciary subpoena from March and that they have been trying to accommodate incoming requests from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes.

The House is scheduled to leave on Thursday on a recess that extends until the first week of September.

"Your use of this to attack me personally is deeply wrong", Rosenstein said.

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Last week Mr Trump also triggered immediate criticism when he appeared to deny the Kremlin is still targeting America. The Helsinki Summit hit headlines last week when Trump was asked about Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Republican leaders, however, have said in recent weeks that they are satisfied with the Justice Department's progress.

"Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's failure to recuse himself in light of this inherent conflict of interest and failure to recommend the appointment of a second special counsel constitute dereliction of duty".

The impeachment resolution that Meadows introduced was not "privileged", which is a procedural motion that can force a House floor vote on the matter, a move that liberal Democrats have already taken against the President, though it was easily voted down.

Rosenstein bristled when Jordan, the Ohio Republican, asked him why he was "keeping information from Congress".

A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said she had no comment on the articles of impeachment.

Democrats have criticized the Republican efforts to pressure the Justice Department, saying they are attempts to undermine Mueller's investigation.

They charge that Rosenstein has a conflict of interest in Mueller's probe, stating that he is a "witness" that could be called in the ongoing investigation into potential abuse since he signed off on an FBI surveillance renewal application to wiretap Carter Page, a former adviser to the Trump campaign.

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