U.S. lawmakers threaten to impeach Rod Rosenstein who is the U.S. Deputy Attorney General on Wednesday by introduced five articles of impeachment against him.
Eleven House Republicans U.S.lawmakers are spearheading the impeachment proceedings.
The impeachment articles by the U.S. lawmakers 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).
It was not immediately clear whether the House of Representatives U.S. lawmakers would consider the resolution before lawmakers begin the August recess Thursday afternoon.
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The House will reconvene Sept. 4. The resolution states it will be “referred to the Committee, meaning the Judiciary Committee, for further review.
That language suggests the U.S. lawmakers full House will not immediately consider the articles of impeachment.
The articles were introduced by Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio, the chairman and a prominent member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
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.
In an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Wednesday night, Meadows said it would be possible to effect a so-called “privileged” resolution on impeaching Rosenstein as early as Thursday morning, which would require a vote within two days, although the impending House recess would likely delay that vote unless it were held quickly.
Both Meadows and Jordan told host Laura Ingraham the effort was long overdue. For nine months, we’ve asked for documents, and that’s all we want.
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We’ve caught the Department of Justice hiding information, redacting information that they should not have redacted, Jordan charged, adding that Rosenstein had attempted to intimidate House staffers with subpoenas.
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