Washington insiders and pundits have been whispering about impeachment for months.
Impeachment is starting to look more like a reality than just a rumor.
And all hell is breaking loose because a top Congressman dropped this bombshell about impeachment.
Congressman Mark Meadows is the chair of the influential Freedom Caucus.
He has a direct line to Donald Trump.
So everyone sat up and took notice when he stated that the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was a possibility.
Rosenstein stepped in and took over the Russia investigation when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
And he infuriated Trump supporters when he appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to conduct a witch hunt against the President.
But what has Congressman Meadows up in arms is the Department of Justice and the FBI’s failure to produce documents that would explain their conduct in the Russia investigation.
Since Rosenstein is overseeing this probe, their failure falls at his feet.
And Meadows believes it is possible he could pay the ultimate price.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could soon be held in contempt of Congress or even impeached if he fails to produce Russia- and Clinton-related records to Congress, a top Republican lawmaker said Saturday.
“I think that if he does not turn over the documents, that there are a growing number of us on Capitol Hill who believe that someone else needs to do the job. And what happens there is, constitutionally, we have some things that we can do,” North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows said to Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro in a Saturday night interview.
Meadows was responding to the Justice Department and FBI’s failure to meet Thursday’s deadline to turn over 1.2 million documents related to surveillance warrants granted against President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser, Carter Page, the Hillary Clinton e-mail probe, and the FBI’s internal report recommending the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe…
… In his interview, Meadows identified Trump appointee Rosenstein as the main roadblock in producing the records. Rosenstein is acting attorney general for the Russia investigation because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the matter.
“We have to have someone willing to do the job. If the deputy attorney general is not willing to do it and not willing to allow us to have our constitutional oversight authority supported, then we’ll find someone who can,” House Freedom Caucus Chair Meadows said.
“If they don’t [provide the documents], how do you get rid of Rosenstein?” Pirro asked the Republican.
“The first area is really contempt of Congress,” Meadows replied. “One of the things we have as a tool in our toolbox is impeachment.”
Trump was furious about the Justice Department’s inaction and tweeted his displeasure.
What does the Department of Justice and FBI have to hide? Why aren’t they giving the strongly requested documents (unredacted) to the HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE? Stalling, but for what reason? Not looking good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
By stonewalling the Committee’s requests, Rosenstein is participating in a cover-up.
For Americans to have faith in the FBI, citizens need to know that the Bureau’s decisions are guided by their fidelity to the Constitution—and that the rule of law and their motives are not corrupted by political bias.
Because of everything we now know about how the Russia investigation came to fruition, Americans’ trust in the FBI as a nonpartisan defender of the rule of law has been shaken.
For the FBI to recover, the whole truth—even if it is ugly—must be brought into the open and the guilty parties must be held accountable.
Do you agree?