GOP Lawmakers Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein as “Last Resort”
Freedom Caucus members drafted “articles of impeachment” against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a “last resort” this week.
The document, which was first obtained by the Washington Post reveals, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) finalized the draft this week.
Conservative House allies of President Trump have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the ongoing special counsel probe, setting up a possible GOP showdown over the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Meadows acknowledged the draft in an interview Monday, calling the one-page document “a last resort option, if the Department of Justice fails to respond” to his requests for more information.
“My frustrations about their inability to respond to simple requests could warrant further action,” Meadows said, adding that many of his colleagues are nearing a breaking point with Rosenstein.
The articles of impeachment would then 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.
Democrats fear Trump could carry out his own ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ by removing Rosenstein, Sessions and ultimately Mueller.
Congress has been at odds with the Justice Department because Rosenstein is stonewalling investigations by refusing to hand over documents under subpoena in a timely manner.
Chairman Nunes previously threatened Rosenstein with contempt charges in order to receive the 2-page “Electronic Communication” document.
Legal analyst for Fox News, Gregg Jarrett recently unleashed on Mueller and Rosenstein, calling for both to resign after they ‘colluded to break the law.’