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House Prepared to Act on Rosenstein Impeachment Threat

House Prepared to Act on Rosenstein Impeachment Threat

By    |   Friday, 22 June 2018 12:34 PM

The House is prepared to file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if the Department of Justice fails to fork over documents related to the Russia probe that lawmakers have requested by Friday.

Republicans have tossed around the impeachment threat for weeks. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said during an interview on Fox News Friday morning that time has just about run out.

House Speaker Paul Ryan "has been clear … the full House goes on record and tells the Department of Justice, if you don't give us what we have within a certain time period we'll move to the next step," Jordan said.

"The resolution comes first, if Rosenstein doesn't comply, then it's contempt and we're prepared to file articles of impeachment against Mr. Rosenstein if he doesn't give the House of Representatives and Congress — a separate and equal branch of government — to give us the documents to get answers for you, the press, and the American people. We're at the end of the line."

Republicans have asked the DOJ for months to provide documents pertaining to the Russia investigation, including FISA applications that were filed to spy on certain members of the Trump campaign.

The DOJ has fulfilled some of the requests, but many of the documents have not been turned over.

"We've caught them hiding things," Jordan said. "Why did they redact the fact that [FBI agent Peter] Strzok and one of the FISA court judges were friends? It is not classified. It is not an ongoing investigation. They redacted it. We had to go to the DOJ to get the unredacted document to find it out. Why did they do that?"

Jordan then mentioned other FBI officials who were on the bureau's Hillary Clinton and Russia probes despite the fact that they exchanged anti-Trump text messages.

"Rod Rosenstein needs to give us the information or all three steps will take place," Jordan said.

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