House Judiciary Committee head Rep. Bob Goodlatte said Sunday he’ll subpoena documents that reportedly disclose that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was willing to wear a wire and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Future,” the Virginia Republican said he was concerned about a “lack of production for some documents” the panel has sought.
“We have gotten lot of documents, access to more than a million documents from the Department of Justice,” he said.
But “some key, key documents, including the so-called McCabe memos, which could very directly bear upon this question of what was Rod Rosenstein doing in that meeting immediately prior to the appointment of Robert Mueller as the special counsel, and are these allegations that are in The New York Times actually true” have not been handed over, Goodlatte said.
“A lot of light can be shed on that if the documents we have been requesting for quite some time are made public,” he said.
He said the documents have to be handed over this week.
“If they're not produced by tomorrow or Tuesday of this week, we are going to issue a subpoena to the Justice Department that expands upon the subpoena we issued earlier this year,” he said.
Goodlatte said whether or not the documents are declassified, “Congress is entitled to see them unredacted, and they're entitled to see them right now.”
“And it's especially important, now that this new crisis of confidence has arisen in the conduct of Mr. Rosenstein, but most importantly because we want to get to the bottom of how… [special counsel Robert Mueller’s] investigation was ever launched in the first place.”
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