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House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles on Rosenstein

House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles on Rosenstein
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:26 PM

Conservatives in the House of Representatives filed articles of impeachment Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 

Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, allege in the filing that Rosenstein has failed to respond to congressional demands for documents, and Meadows tweeted: "We have had enough."

"Really for nine months, we have asked for documents," Meadows told Laura Ingraham on Fox News Wednesday night. "That's all we want, are the documents. What we have found is not only have subpoenas been ignored, but information has been hidden. Efforts have been stonewalled. I guess for us it's all about transparency so the American people can judge for themselves. So they may be able to ignore congress, but they can't ignore the American people."

"We have caught the Department of Justice hiding information, redacting information they shouldn't have," added Jordan. "We know that Rod Rosenstein threatened house committee intelligence staffers when they were trying to do their job, our job of doing the constitutional job we are supposed to do.

"We are tired of the justice department giving us the finger and not giving us the information we are entitled to do to do our constitutional duty of the American people are sick of it."

The articles include a series of allegations against Rosenstein, including that Rosenstein has a conflict of interest in Mueller's probe because he is a "witness" that could be called in the ongoing investigation into potential abuse.

"As such, his conduct in authorizing the FISA surveillance at issue in the joint congressional investigation makes him a fact witness central to the ongoing investigation of potential FISA abuse," read the articles of impeachment according to the Hill.

"Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's failure to recuse himself in light of this inherent conflict of interest and failure to recommend the appointment of a second special counsel constitute dereliction of duty. Wherefore, Rod Rosenstein, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office."

They also allege Rosenstien has "repeatedly failed to produce documents" requested by the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that are investigating FBI and DOJ decision-making during the 2016 presidential election, The Hill reported.

Rosenstein, they allege, has also "attempted to conceal certain facts" by overly redacting documents they requested.

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Articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were filed Wednesday by conservatives in the House of Representatives.
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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:26 PM
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