There’s talk of impeachment in D.C., and it isn’t the president. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could soon be held in contempt of Congress or even impeached if he fails to produce Russia and Clinton related records to Congress. This is according to what a top Republican lawmaker said on Saturday.
“I think that if he does not turn over the documents, that there are a growing number of us on Capitol Hill who believe that someone else needs to do the job. And what happens there is, constitutionally, we have some things that we can do,” North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows said to Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro Saturday night on her show, “Justice w/ Judge Jeanine.”
The Justice Department and the FBI failed to meet a Thursday deadline to turn over 1.2 million documents focused on surveillance warrants granted against President Trump’s former campaign adviser, Carter Page, the Clinton e-mail probe and the FBI’s internal report that recommended the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Vir.), the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, subpoenaed the documents on March 22. Both agencies missed the April 5 deadline to produce the records, Meadows told Pirro.
The president didn’t keep quiet about the failure to meet the deadline.
“What does the Department of Justice and FBI have to hide?” He asked in a tweet.
“Slow walking — what is going on? BAD!” He continued.
Meadows, in his Fox interview, said that Trump appointee Rosenstein was the main roadblock in producing the records. He is the acting attorney general for the Russia investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation.
“We have to have someone willing to do the job. If the deputy attorney general is not willing to do it and not willing to allow us to have our constitutional oversight authority supported, then we’ll find someone who can,” House Freedom Caucus Chair Meadows said.
“If they don’t [provide the documents], how do you get rid of Rosenstein?” Pirro asked the Republican congressman.
“The first area is really contempt of Congress,” Meadows replied. “One of the things we have as a tool in our toolbox is impeachment.”
Do you think it could come to impeachment for Rosenstein? Watch a clip of the interview below and let us know what you think.
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