Matt Gaetz: Impeach Rod Rosenstein

Glen Norman
July 27, 2018

Jordan, a hardline conservative, announced on Thursday his plans to run for speaker of the House when Ryan retires at the end of this session.

"I don't think we should be cavalier with this process, or with this term, number one", he said. A vote on impeachment would be a public loyalty test for Republicans. "We were able to make some other concessions and agreements that will hopefully will compel DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation to deliver the documents".

Asked Thursday if he attempted to dissuade Meadows and Jordan from taking this step, Ryan replied that "they know how I feel about this" and added that "different members have different beliefs" about how to get the Justice Department to fully comply with Congress's requests for documents.

"Jim Jordan (R-OH) and several colleagues to impeach Rod Rosenstein", said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) in a tweet.

He and other House and Senate Republicans say they see no enthusiasm for taking definitive action against the No. 2 official at the Justice Department - either now or nearer to the November election.

Eleven House Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against him.

Schiff joined the top Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, Reps.

Politico reports that they filed the articles of impeachment hours after meeting with Justice Department officials to discuss demands for documents. It'll generate some noise, it'll make some angry conservatives happy, but Rosenstein will remain the deputy attorney general.

The Republicans who introduced the resolution have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russian Federation investigation and a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.

Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith, former head of the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, took the resolution apart in the Weekly Standard.

The Justice Department has provided more than 800,000 documents to lawmakers, The Associated Press reported.

George Scott, Perry's opponent for the 10th district in November's election, released a statement today speaking highly of Rosenstein and criticizing his opponents decision. The move comes after months of criticism over how the investigation is being carried out from US President Donald Trump and his allies. "It's time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress's constitutional oversight role".

Rosenstein, they allege, has also "attempted to hide certain facts" by overly redacting documents they requested. "If you are looking for documents, then you want compliance, and you want whatever moves you toward compliance".

As expected, all of the sponsors and cosponsors of the articles of impeachment are Freedom Caucus members.

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