House Conservatives Move To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

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Politico is reporting that House conservatives are moving to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Politico is reporting that House conservatives are moving to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

House conservatives have filed articles of impeachment in an effort to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the overseer of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The articles, filed late Wednesday by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) — two top Trump allies — blast Rosenstein for what they allege was a failure to respond to congressional document demands.

It appears that not all Republicans are in support of this move by Meadows and Jordan.

Though the move marks an escalation by Trump allies against Rosenstein, who has drawn Trump's ire for appointing Mueller last year, Meadows sidestepped a procedural move that could have forced the issue to a vote this week and laid bare divisions among Republicans.

Jordan, who has scandals of his own, accused the Justice Department of being obstructionist.

“The DOJ is keeping information from Congress. Enough is enough," Jordan said in a statement. "It’s time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress’s constitutional oversight role.”

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