Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., is urging President Donald Trump to “fire” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose leadership has been “rife with problems.”
In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, Biggs cites the recent report that Rosenstein suggested secretly recording his conversations with Trump in an effort to produce evidence that he is unfit to serve.
“Rosenstein suggests that he was not serious, but his lack of respect for this president is evidenced by his discussion of spying on the president,” he writes. “It undermines Rosenstein’s credibility and Trump’s ability to trust his closest advisers.”
“Equally vexing is Rosenstein’s protection of the entrenched at the highest levels of DOJ and members of the FBI who abused their power to prevent candidate Trump from becoming President Trump.”
Biggs also criticizes Rosenstein’s handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, which the congressman says has “run well outside the anticipated scope and constitutional bounds,” and claiming that “Rosenstein has hindered the efforts of Congress’s oversight responsibilities.
“Perhaps Rosenstein will be remembered for his persistent defense of and perpetuation of the DOJ’s double standard of justice: one for the Washington elite who are preferred by the establishment, and one for the rest of the public.”
The congressman concludes: “We must restore the credibility of our justice system. That restoration cannot happen until Mr. Rosenstein leaves the DOJ.”
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