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House Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein

House Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein

House Republicans have finally done it: 11 of them have reportedly introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"For nine months we've warned them consequences were coming, and for nine months we've heard the same excuses backed up by the same unacceptable conduct", Meadows said in a statement, The Hill reported.

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

Senior Justice Department officials have rejected the criticism and described historic levels of cooperation with Congress to share files connected to the FBI investigations of Hillary Clinton's emails, as well as Trump's campaign contacts with Russian Federation.

Republican leaders in the House, including Speaker Paul Ryan, have been clear that they don't wish to impede the Mueller investigation.

'The DOJ is keeping information from Congress.

The resolution was filed by Republican Reps.

Rosenstein was appointed to investigate alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia
Rosenstein was appointed to investigate alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia

Meadows claimed Rosenstein has "made every effort to obstruct legitimate attempts of congressional oversight" since taking charge of the Department of Justice. The House is also leaving for a monthlong recess after Thursday...

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. It would require a vote in favor from a majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate.

And Trump's allies are angry because they've been demanding information about the 2016 investigations, including about the use of FBI confidential sources, and they argue that Rosenstein has been stonewalling.

While Meadows then moved on the impeachment resolution, others had a more positive view of the meeting. Gowdy said after the meeting that he was pleased with the department's efforts.

The most substantial effort has surrounded roughly 880,000 pages of documents related to the Justice Department inspector general's investigation into how the FBI handled the Clinton probe.

Rosenstein is accused violating Congressional subpoenas by withholding requested documents pertaining to Mueller's ongoing investigation and for allegedly abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, through which warrants against Trump campaign aide Carter Page were issued a year ago.

In June, FBI Director Chris Wray testified that 100 FBI employees have been working around the clock to respond to lawmakers' requests. The House passed a resolution last month demanding full compliance with the subpoenas.

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