Written by: Jack Bibiano – Twitter: @LibertyDragon1 – Facebook: Juan Bibiano
In a striking display of determination for the truth, Conservative heroes in Congress have now moved to impeach the grossly uncooperative and corrupted Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, who is the top Justice Department (DOJ) official overlooking Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation.
Current Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from oversight of the Special Counsel from day one; causing Rod Rosenstein to be in charge of oversight. Rod Rosenstein has been absolutely out of control; continuously refusing to turn over documents to Congress. which should have never subpoenaed and are required by law to be turned over.
This effort to oust Rod Rosenstein is led by Republican Representatives Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio, along with nine co-sponsors. The articles were introduced shortly after a meeting with DOJ officials concerning document production. Looks like it didn’t bode too well for the DOJ.
“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,” Meadows said in a statement.
“Multiple times we’ve caught DOJ officials hiding information from Congress, withholding relevant documents, or even outright ignoring Congressional subpoenas—and 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 for the Trump campaign,” Meadows continued.
The articles of impeachment also include a series of allegations against Rosenstein; which includes citation of Rosenstein’s conflict of interest in the Mueller probe, stating that he is a “witness” to the ongoing investigation into potential abuse since he signed off on an FBI surveillance renewal application to wiretap Carter Page.
“As such, his conduct in authorizing the FISA surveillance at issue in the joint congressional investigation makes him a fact witness central to the ongoing investigation of potential FISA abuse,” reads the impeachment articles “Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s failure to recuse himself in light of this inherent conflict of interest and failure to recommend the appointment of a second Special Counsel constitute dereliction of duty. Wherefore, Rod Rosenstein, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.”
Two other allegations made by the articles are that Rosenstein has “repeatedly failed to produce a documents” requested by the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and that the DOJ “attempted to conceal certain facts” by redacting large amounts of requested documents.
Although the DOJ declined to comment on the impeachment articles, just hours before articles were introduced, DOJ officials tried to spin the narrative. at 4 p.m. meeting between the DOJ officials and House lawmakers took place, Justice Department officials on Wednesday described in detail the steps they are taking to complete the outstanding document requests as requested by the heads of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
Yet Deputy AG Rosenstein has not provided all the documents that oversight officials were requested to review as part of the GOP-led investigations into Hillary Clinton‘s email server during her tenure as State Secretary under the Obama administration. The FBI has also not cooperated in the investigation into the FBI’s decision to launch the federal investigation into Russian interference.
The DOJ officials, however, said Wednesday they have largely completed with Congress’s document requests, noting they are working with the lawmakers and their staff to give them the information they still want to review.
DOJ officials claim that thus far they have given lawmakers access to at least 880,000 pages of requested documents and that they continue to accept requests for new information related to the GOP-led probes. The officials listed three congressional subpoenas, issued by House Republicans, that they say have either been fulfilled or that they are close to fulfilling. It was noted by a DOJ official that while the requests are historically high, they are working to respond to the lawmaker’s records requests.
Conservative stalwarts in Congress are tired of playing games with Justice Department officials and are now emboldened, following the release of the FISA warrant application, to get to the truth