BREAKING: Congress just introduced the Articles of ImpeachmentCongress just filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:
Rep. Meadows, Rep. Jordan Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), along with 9 cosponsors, introduced Articles of Impeachment against Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein.
The 'Impeachment articles come as evidence continues to mount regarding the Department of Justice's problematic decision-making during the 2016 campaign and conduct surrounding the transition to President Trump's administration in 2017. The impeachment articles are the result of nearly 9 months of unsuccessful Congressional attempts to force the Department of Justice (DOJ) to comply with oversight requests.
The failures cited within the articles include intentionally withholding embarrassing documents and information, knowingly hiding material investigative information from Congress, various abuses of the FISA process, and failure to comply with Congressional subpoenas, among others.
Rep. Meadows released the following statement:
"With Attorney General Sessions' recusal, Rod Rosenstein has been in charge of the Department of Justice as the agency has made every effort to obstruct legitimate attempts of Congressional oversight. The stonewalling over this last year has been just as bad or worse than under the Mama administration. Multiple times we've caught DOJ officials hiding information from Congress, withholding relevant documents, or even outright ignoring Congressional subpoenasand now we have evidence that Mr. Rosenstein signed off on a document using unverified political opposition research as a cornerstone of a FISA application to spy on an American citizen working far the Trump campaign. This level of conduct, paired with the failure to even feign an interest in transparency. is reprehensible. And whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, this kind of obstruction is wrongperiod.
For 9 months we've warned them consequences were coming, and for 9 months we've heard the same excuses backed up by the same unacceptable conduct. Time is up and the consequences are here. It's time to find a new Deputy Attorney General who is serious about accountability and transparency"
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-011):
"The DOJ is keeping information from Congress. Enough is enough. It's time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress's constitutional oversight role."