Rumors about impeachment have been swirling around Washington for month.
Suddenly, the talk has shifted from rumor to fact.
That’s because one top Congressman dropped a bombshell about when impeachment proceedings will begin.
North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows is the Chair of the House Freedom Caucus.
Meadows also has a close relationship with President Donald Trump.
These two factors give him massive leverage in Congress.
Meadows has been one of the leaders in the fight to force the Department of Justice and FBI into complying with Congresses document requests regarding their covert spying operations against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has fought Congress every step of the way.
Rosenstein has slow walked document requests and referred to the Congressional oversight as “extortion.”
Then last week, the FBI and Department of Justice claimed in a letter that they had fully complied with Congresses request.
Meadows blasted this letter as a lie tweeting:
“The DOJ continues to insist they’ve complied with document requests when they blatantly have not. This letter is an art form in creative writing.”
In another interview, Meadows revealed that Congress was seeking 50,000 documents and the Department of Justice turned over only 1,400.
This is not compliance by any definition, and Meadows wasn’t content to just huff and puff about it on social media or TV.
Meadows was interviewed on CNN and revealed that if the Department of Justice does not fully comply with Congresses document request by July 6th, then he is fully prepared to move ahead with impeachment proceedings against Rosenstein.
The North Carolina Congressman declared:
“I think indeed if all of the documents are not complied with by July 6, providing we vote on that resolution tomorrow, which I believe we will do, the speaker, as indicated, we will vote on the House floor tomorrow on that resolution. If they’re not here by July 6, then certainly contempt and impeachment will be in order.”
Trump supporters were thrilled to hear this news.
Rosenstein has been one of the Deep State’s great enablers.
It was Rosenstein who selected Robert Mueller to be the special counsel in the Russia investigation.
And Rosenstein has allowed the Mueller probe to run amok instead of limiting it to the mandated parameters of the investigation.
Now Rosenstein is creating a Constitutional crisis by refusing to respect the oversight authority of Congress.
And while President Trump could order the Department of Justice to declassify and release every document Congress has requested, his enemies in Washington and the press would scream abuse of power.
Should Democrats take back Congress in November, they would use Trump’s decision as grounds to impeach him.
So that’s why it’s so important that patriots like Meadows are picking up the fight in Congress and threatening to hold Rosenstein accountable.
Now the next step is getting Republican leadership – specifically Speaker Paul Ryan – on board.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.