“Very Soon” House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte Preparing to Subpoena Rod Rosenstein (VIDEO)
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) appeared on Fox News Saturday morning to discuss the ongoing battle to get Rod Rosenstein to appear before Congress to answer questions about a New York Times report he was planning to wear a wire to oust Trump from office.
Rosenstein was supposed to appear before Congress Thursday for an interview, however he backed out at the last minute.
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 Times reported citing memos penned by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for Andrew McCabe’s memos, however; Congress has not yet received them and the deadline was October 4th.
“We’ve had an interest in speaking to Mr. Rosenstein since this report came out in the New York Times a few weeks ago,” Goodlatte said Saturday morning.
The House Judiciary Chairman said the allegations Rosenstein wore a wire during his meetings with the President are “very serious.”
“It’s essential that we talk to him, he knows that. He has not agreed to come for a transcribed interview on the record. He needs to agree to do that and if he does not agree to do that very soon, I will issue a subpoena for him to appear,” added Chairman Goodlatte.
.@RepGoodlatte: “[Rod Rosenstein] has not agreed to come for a transcribed interview on the record. He needs to agree to do that, if he does not agree to do that very soon, I will issue a subpoena for him to appear.” pic.twitter.com/RiREsW3Vr5
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 13, 2018
Rod Rosenstein immediately came out and said the New York Times report was inaccurate and that he was merely joking about wearing a wire.
Former FBI lawyer and Comey confidant, James Baker threw Rosenstein under the bus during an interview with Congressional investigators last week.
Baker, who has firsthand knowledge of McCabe’s memos and conversations with Rosenstein says the Deputy Attorney General was serious about his plot to oust Trump from office.