11 GOP lawmakers support resolution to impeach Rod Rosenstein

11 GOP Lawmakers support a resolution to impeach Rod Rosenstein.

Washington Examiner:

Republican lawmakers laid the groundwork for the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday, accusing the second ranking Justice Department official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller of obstruction by defying congressional subpoenas.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., announced Wednesday night that he had filed a resolution alongside Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, — the two are the chairmen of the House Freedom Caucus — and nine other colleagues to impeach Rosenstein.

A Justice Department spokesperson declined to confirm to the Washington Examiner on the situation.

In a press release, Meadows and Jordan accused the Justice Department of withholding “embarrassing documents and information.”

“The stonewalling over this last year has been just as bad or worse than under the Obama administration. Multiple times we’ve caught DOJ officials hiding information from Congress, withholding relevant documents, or even outright ignoring Congressional subpoenas,” Meadows wrote.

Jordan added: “The DOJ is keeping information from Congress. Enough is enough. It’s time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress’s constitutional oversight role.”

Trump’s Conservative base has long called for the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein. He is currently the only person with oversight of the Mueller probe and has nothing to stop Mueller’s overstepping of his purview.

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