House Republicans move to impeach Rod Rosenstein

House Republicans have criticised Rod Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents

GOP Lawmakers File Articles Of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein

Rosenstein, the No. 2-ranked official at the department, oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling of the 2016 presidential election after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself a year ago.

Ryan said he would continue to support at least the drive to get the Justice Department to give more documents to Congress. "I am not keeping any information from Congress", Rosenstein said, pointing his finger at Jordan.

"My deputy Rod Rosenstein is highly capable".

Among other things, some House Republicans want to impeach Rod Rosenstein for something that happened six months before he took office.

The resolution on its own does not mean that the House is on the verge of voting to impeach the deputy attorney general, and conservative House members agreed Thursday morning to holding off on a vote to impeach Rosenstein until after the August recess. Besides Jordan and Meadows, it has only nine co-sponsors, and Republican leaders, including Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the oversight committee, have expressed a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the effort.

"I don't think we should be cavalier with this process or with this term", Ryan told reporters yesterday.

The move by Trump supporters Mark Meadows (North Carolina) and Jim Jordan (Ohio) marks a dramatic escalation in the battle between the White House and investigators.

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC also dismissed the possibility, saying it's "more likely" he'd end up "in the NBA playing basketball" than Rosenstein is to be impeached. Recently, Meadows joined with Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, asking the Department of Justice's internal watchdog to look into accusations of Roseinstein threatening House staffers.

It's easy for congressional leaders in Congress to sidetrack such resolutions, as they did when former Cleveland Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich repeatedly introduced measures to impeach former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over the Iraq War. "Trying to remove Rod Rosenstein from the Justice Department for failing to disclose sources, methods and evidence from an open investigation is beyond the pale". Even when the released documents reveal that the investigation is credible and above board, the president's defenders distort and lie about their contents to push the narrative that Mueller is on a "witch hunt".

Trump's supporters in the House of Representatives have been threatening to impeach Rosenstein for a while, accusing him of dragging his feet on providing requested documents related to the Russian Federation investigation.

"It's an uptick in their fabulously irresponsible effort to damage the critical institutions of this country in favor of defending the president", Himes, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said.

The officials said the only document the department won't make available to lawmakers is an unredacted version of a memorandum from Rosenstein to Mueller authorizing specific activities once he took over the Russian Federation investigation. Meadows said after that meeting that there was still "frustration" with how Justice has handled the oversight requests.

Jerrold Nadler of New York, Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Adam Schiff of California added: "It is certainly not, as its sponsors claim, a principled attempt to conduct oversight of the Department of Justice, because House Republicans have refused to conduct oversight of any aspect of the Trump administration, except where the inquiry might distract from their failed agenda, undermine law enforcement, and serve the interests of President Trump". Page has since left the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Strzok has been removed from active duty while he's under review for possible disciplinary action.

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