WASHINGTON, D.C. – They told him once. They told him twice. They told him more than enough times to comply with congressional requests, subpoenas, and on and on. The intransigence of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein surrounding the investigations of DOJ sketchiness relating to the investigations into Donald Trump has now forced the hands of House Republicans.
“A group of 11 House Republicans introduced five articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday evening.
The impeachment articles accuse Rosenstein of intentionally withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The articles were officially introduced by North Carolina’s own Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the chairman and former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, respectively.
I just filed a resolution with @Jim_Jordan and several colleagues to impeach Rod Rosenstein. The DOJ has continued to hide information from Congress and repeatedly obstructed oversight–even defying multiple Congressional subpoenas.
We have had enough.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) July 25, 2018
The two lawmakers appeared on the news just a couple weeks ago on the issue of Rosenstein, visibly frustrated that he and the DOJ stubbornly refused to comply with congressional requests for information and ending with an ultimatum – cough it up, or face possible impeachment.
In one article the lawmakers accuse Rosenstein of improperly signing off on a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.
According to Fox News:
“The application heavily relied on the infamous Steele Dossier, which was funded by the Clinton campaign and the DNC and contained unverified, salacious allegations against President Trump.
“Under Mr. Rosenstein’s supervision, the Department of Justice and FBI intentionally obfuscated the fact the dossier was originally a political opposition research document before the FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court],” the articles of impeachment state.
They continue: “As Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Rosenstein has failed in his responsibility for the proper authorization of searches under FISA, and his conduct related to the surveillance of American citizens working on the Trump campaign has permanently undermined both public and congressional confidence in significant counterintelligence program processes.””
It seems the apparatchiks of the deep state that were intent upon keeping Donald Trump from becoming president just might be exposed for what they are after all. Thank goodness for the leaders of the Freedom Caucus, and especially Rep. Mark Meadows, for not giving up in their search for truth.
The lawmakers are supposed to adjourn for August recess next week, so votes on impeachment may come in mere days. Stay tuned…