‘Extortion’ Rosenstein Freaks After GOP Lawmakers Draft Articles of Impeachment – Rep. Mark Meadows Hits Back Harder
As previously reported, Freedom Caucus Chairman, Mark Meadows drafted “articles of impeachment” against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a “last resort” this week.
On Tuesday, Rosenstein freaked and referred to the impeachment threat as “extortion.”
Rep. Meadows was not fazed by Rosenstein and hit back harder.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein
The document, which was first obtained by the Washington Post reveals, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) finalized the draft this week.
Rosenstein called the draft articles of impeachment “extortion” while speaking at the Newseum’s Law Day event:
“There have been people who have been making threats privately and publicly against me for quite sometime and I think they should understand the Justice Department is not going to be extorted. We are going to do what is required by the rule of law and any kind of threats anybody makes are not going to affect the way we do our job.”
Rep. Mark Meadows wasted no time and hit back harder with a statement on Tuesday.
Meadows called Rosenstein’s response to the draft articles of impeachment “a lot of rhetoric with little facts.”
Rep Meadows then blasted Rosenstein for not producing any of the FISA abuse documents requested in a timely manner, embarrassing the Justice Department.
“If he believes being asked to do his job is ‘extortion,’ then Rod Rosenstein should step aside and allow us to find a new Deputy Attorney General—preferably one who is interested in transparency,” Mark Meadows concluded.
Screenshot of Meadows’ statement provided by Sara Carter.
If he believes being asked to do his job is ‘extortion,’ then Rod Rosenstein should step aside and allow us to find a new Deputy Attorney General—preferably one who is interested in transparency
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) May 1, 2018
The articles of impeachment would be referred to the House Judiciary Committee where lawmakers clash over the idea of impeaching Rosenstein.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle argue the removal of Rosenstein is a direct attack on Mueller’s probe being that Rosenstein drafted the special counsel’s jurisdiction.
Rosenstein is blatantly ignoring the various Congressional committees that have oversight over the DOJ. He should be thrown out and investigated along with Mueller.
The only person who is threatening and intimidating people is Rosenstein.
According to attorney Gregg Jarrett, Rosenstein threatened Chairman Nunes and members of Congress in January:
Gregg Jarrett: I can tell you a congressional source tells me that Rod Rosenstein in a meeting three weeks ago threatened Chairman Nunes and members of Congress he was going to subpoena their texts and messages because he was tired of dealing with the intel committee. That’s threats and intimidation.