Ally congressmen introduce impeachment resolution against Deputy AG Rosenstein

Ally congressmen introduce impeachment resolution against Deputy AG Rosenstein

Ally congressmen introduce impeachment resolution against Deputy AG Rosenstein

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the GOP's move "an attack on the Mueller investigation".

The move to seek impeachment came after the DOJ over the weekend publicly released a heavily redacted version of a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, a former adviser to the Trump campaign.

Meadows abandoned immediate plans to pursue an expedited path for impeachment, meaning the measure he introduced Wednesday could languish in committee.

In addition to Meadows and Jordan, the Republican lawmakers who sponsored the impeachment articles are: Reps. "It's time to impeach Rod Rosenstein".

House Republicans file impeachment articles...

The contempt resolution would first have to move through the Judiciary Committee, according to Republican aides. Exiting the meeting, Meadows said there was "still great frustration" with the pace that subpoenaed documents had been produced to Congress.

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., head of the conservative Republican Study Committee, said it is "obvious" leadership does not support the effort.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday, Sessions told the media, "My deputy Rod Rosenstein is highly capable".

The Constitution says the president, vice president and civil officers can be impeached upon conviction of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors". (It's) a really high standard. "The second reason why I think that is not the right way to go is because knowing the Senate procedures and the rules over there, this is about as privileged as anything gets over there". Meadows said he doesn't want to bring the motion to the floor without Ryan's permission but that it's possible it can happen. "And we look at all the various tools that we have available, including having the kinds of dialogues we've been having recently in order to get compliance from DOJ".

But Republican lawmakers maintain that while the Justice Department is turning over more materials, it has yet to fully comply with the subpoenas.

The articles were filed just before the House convenes for a five-week recess.

House Republicans have been concerned that the earlier investigations showed a clear bias against Trump.

"When I see how they're laying it out or what they're saying then I'll make up my mind", Rooney said.

"'The DOJ is keeping information from Congress", Jordan said.

"The speaker is willing to support [Judiciary] Chairman [Bob] Goodlatte in a contempt process if the agreed upon documents are not delivered", he said.

Cohost Steve Doocy explained that the Justice Department will be handing over some of the documents and asked what else lawmakers are supposed to do to force Rosenstein to comply with the information requests. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) for filing articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Democrats have slammed Meadows and Jordan's resolution.

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