Conservatives have been calling for the resignation or firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, for many months.
Many blame Rosenstein for the wide latitudes given to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, that has led to the witch hunt and indictments of associates of President Donald Trump.
Several weeks ago, rumors surrounded Capitol Hill that President Trump was ready to force Rosenstein to resign or he was ready to fire him, but evidently the two adversaries worked out their differences.
New information has come into the hands of members of the House, prompting Rep Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, to call for the immediate resignation of Rosenstein.
Washington Examiner – House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Thursday that lawmakers in recent days have “learned” information that warrants Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to step down “immediately.”
“Based on additional information we’ve learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately,” Meadows, R-N.C., tweeted Thursday afternoon. “He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way he’s characterized a number of events.”
The comment came after lawmakers met for a second time in recent weeks with the ex-top lawyer at the FBI, James Baker, who was expected to answer questions about reports that he talked about secretly recording President Trump, among other issues.
Rosenstein, who denies he ever considered wearing a wire or looking into the use of the 25th Amendment as the New York Times had reported, was tentatively set to meet with GOP lawmakers last week to discuss the report. However, last week’s meeting was postponed, and a House Judiciary Committee aide told the Washington Examiner at the time they are working to confirm a potential meeting…
Part of the criticism Meadows made against Rosenstein was based on Rosenstein refusing to show up for a scheduled meeting with Congress last week but then having time to give an interview to the Wall Street Journal.
During the interview, Rosenstein defended the Mueller investigation, saying was appropriate and independent.
However, it’s been evident and obvious that Mueller has extended his investigation far beyond the original scope and purpose of the investigation specified at the time of its inception.
Rosenstein is the only person who could have given Mueller the wide latitude to go beyond his original instructions, indicating that Rosenstein has been working against Trump all along.
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