Trump House Allies Move to Impeach Rosenstein

26 July, 2018, 16:55 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

"It's time to find a new deputy attorney general who is serious about accountability and transparency", Meadows said. The impeachment effort is led by North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, who talks to Trump frequently and often defends him to his colleagues.

The lawmakers accused Rosenstein of committing "high crimes and misdemeanors", including the failure to comply with congressional subpoenas, intentionally withholding redacted information and documents Congress members have the constitutional right to see, and abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Though House conservatives are a formidable bloc to stifle legislation, their numbers aren't enough to push through legislation either. Nor did House Speaker Paul Ryan.

They claim the grounds for impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein is his alleged stonewalling of their document requests into investigations into Justice investigations of Hillary Clinton and President Trump.

Put another way, if seems more possible that instead of rooting out some secret government conspiracy to hide documents, these conservatives' frustration over access is rooted more in normal tension between information sharing between the executive and legislative branch.

Meadows, Jordan, Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and others have been turning up the heat on Rosenstein, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation since last autumn.

Meadows abandoned immediate plans to pursue an expedited path for impeachment, meaning the measure he introduced Wednesday could languish in committee.

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This comes after 11 top House Republicans - including Meadows - filed articles of impeachment against Rosenstein.

'The DOJ is keeping information from Congress.

They also accuse Rosenstein of signing off on improper surveillance of a Trump adviser. Jordan and Meadows are the co-chairs of the House Freedom Caucus.

"The president should not mistake this move by his congressional enablers as a pretext to take any action against Mr. Rosenstein or Mr. Mueller and his investigation", the three House Democrats concluded.

Democrats have argued the focus on Rosenstein is an attempt to broadly undermine the Mueller investigation. His open threat of triggering a vote on impeachment - which he can do if he follows a certain set of procedural rules - could help him win concessions on other contentious issues before the House.

In the statement Meadows said lawmakers' complaints had been ignored for too long and it was time to remove Rosenstein from the position of deputy attorney general.



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