Rosenstein barely survived the harsh questions from both sides during his Congressional hearing. Perhaps the most brutal of which came from the South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy. Gowdy plainly told Rosenstein, “lie and you go to jail”. “Whatever you got, finish it the hell up, because this country is being torn apart,” he added.
After sitting through his hearing, the deputy AG, could now reportedly face impeachment which would also prevent him from taking future political positions.
According to The Washington Examiner, House GOP lawmakers are laying the groundwork to impeach deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, a new report says.
The lawmakers, whose planning has occurred for several weeks, have blamed Rosenstein for delaying a probe of FBI agents who they allege have displayed bias against President Trump and as a result, have been wrapping up an impeachment filing against Rosenstein, Politico reports.
Democrats contend Republicans’ fixation on Rosenstein is really an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller, who reports to Rosenstein and has been making inroads in his investigation of the Russian election interference plot. Mueller’s probe has entangled members of Trump’s inner circle and Trump has increasingly assailed it as a politically motivated “witch hunt” as it’s presented greater danger to him and his allies.
Conservative sources say they could file the impeachment document as soon as Monday, as Meadows and Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) look to build Republican support in the House. One source cautioned, however, that the timing was still fluid.
“It has not been filed today,” was all Meadows spokesman Ben Williamson would say. Williamson declined to rule out whether Meadows intended to file the document next week.
Republicans could also try to hold Rosenstein in contempt of Congress if they want to go a step before impeachment.