Rep. Meadows Calls For Rosenstein to “Resign Immediately” Following James Baker Testimony He Plotted to Oust Trump From Office
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to step down Thursday following explosive testimony from Comey confidant James Baker.
Former FBI lawyer James Baker appeared on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday for the second time to testify about Rosenstein’s plan to wear a wire and and the use of FISA warrants to oust President Trump from office.
Rep. Meadows emerged from the testimony Thursday calling for Rosenstein to “resign immediately.”
MEADOWS: Based on additional information we’ve learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately.
He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way he’s characterized a number of events.
Based on additional information we've learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately.
He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way he's characterized a number of events.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 18, 2018
Rod Rosenstein was a no-show for an interview with Congress last Thursday and he continues to defy investigators’ requests for McCabe’s memos.
James Baker previously told Congressional investigators that Rosenstein’s plot to wear a wire and oust Trump from office was not a joke as the DAG claimed.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year spoke with DOJ and FBI officials about wearing a wire and secretly recording President Trump to be able to build a case that Trump is unfit to hold office.
DAG Rosenstein began plotting Trump’s removal shortly after FBI Director Comey was fired, The New York Timesreported citing memos penned by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
It is unclear what James Baker said in his testimony Thursday that has Congressman Meadows wound up. The Gateway Pundit will update as soon as more information is available.
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