Rod Rosenstein’s Impeachment Imminent
Late Friday we learned that members of the House Freedom Caucus moved a step closer to impeaching Deputy US Attorney General Rosenstein.
Republican lawmakers closely aligned with President Donald Trump had been floating the notion of Mr. Rosenstein’s impeachment for several months, citing frustration with what they see as slow-walking their inquiry into perceived political bias against President Trump at the FBI.
The word is that House Freedom Caucus Republicans could file their impeachment document against Mr. Rosenstein as soon as next week.
Targeting Mr. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation, will likely effect the investigation.
A Key concern in that regard is the possibility that President Trump would appoint a replacement Deputy AG favorable to him, or that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia probe last year, will re-assume oversight of the investigation.
Republicans have publicly grill grilled and hammered Mr. Rosenstein and the FBI director Christopher Wray in an open hearing about investigations into both President Trump and Hillary Clinton last month.
For his part, Mr. Rosenstein has thumbed his nose at the lawmakers. Telling colleagues in May: “The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”
In the dust-up of Trump Vs Rosenstein my bet on on President Trump
Have a terrific weekend.