Andrew Napolitano: ‘Baseless’ Rosenstein Impeachment Threats ‘Embarrassing for Everybody Involved’

Geneva Stokes
July 26, 2018

On Wednesday, Meadows said he could file a privileged motion to force a vote on the resolution to remove Rosenstein from his position.

Two Trump allies, Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, have filed articles for impeachment which claim Mr Rosenstein has a conflict of interest in the Mueller's probe.

Conservative members of the U.S House of Representatives introduced articles of impeachment on Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The impeachment document makes a series of charges against Rosenstein, the latest sign of escalating efforts among conservatives to oust the DOJ's No. 2 official.

Also, as Rosenstein himself pointed out in a congressional hearing last month, it takes a lot of imagination to believe that slow or even resistant document production in the federal government is the result of an anti-Congress conspiracy that is directed all the way from the top.

The Republicans who introduced the resolution have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russian Federation investigation and a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.

Rosenstein has fiercely pushed back against his House Republican critics, warning in May that the Justice Department is "not going to be extorted" amid threats that he could be impeached.

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Meadows abandoned immediate plans to pursue an expedited path for impeachment, meaning the measure he introduced Wednesday could languish in committee.

Most recently, lawmakers have focused on what they call Rosenstein's failure to hand over documents or disclose other information as the main reason he must be removed.

Meadows reportedly had the impeachment articles with him on the floor of the House at the exact moment Rosenstein was announcing the indictment to reporters on July 13, according to Politico.

"We're exhausted of the Justice Department giving us the finger and not giving us the information we're entitled to to do our constitutional duty", Jordan said on Fox News Wednesday night. Especially when it comes to classified information, which Congress doesn't automatically own the rights to use.

The resolution also goes directly after Rosenstein for his role in the ongoing Mueller investigation, criticizing him for refusing to produce a memo that outlines the scope of that investigation and questioning whether the investigation was started on legitimate grounds.

The Justice Department says the only thing that has been withheld is a list of which Trump associates are under investigation, the Washington Post reported.

While Meadows then moved on the impeachment resolution, others had a more positive view of the meeting.

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