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"It's time to find a new deputy attorney general who is serious about accountability and transparency", Meadows said. They were introduced by Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and current Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), along with nine other members.

The impeachment articles accuse Rosenstein of intentionally withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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

House Speaker Paul Ryan has also said he is satisfied with progress on the document production. Rosenstein, along with FBI Director Christopher Wray, faced dozens of angry Republicans at a House hearing last month.

Rosenstein is accused violating Congressional subpoenas by withholding requested documents pertaining to Mueller's ongoing investigation and for allegedly abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, through which warrants against Trump campaign aide Carter Page were issued a year ago.

Meadows, Jordan, Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and others have been turning up the heat on Rosenstein, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation since last autumn.




The articles were introduced by Reps.

Republicans in the House have been discussing possible impeachment action against Rosenstein for some time.

"The DOJ is keeping information from Congress", Jordan said, referring to the Department of Justice.

Republicans have also taken the FBI agent Peter Strzok affair texts out of context, and released a discredited memo alleging FBI bias in its start of the Russian Federation investigation that Trump considered using to fire Rosenstein. "We have had enough", Meadows said in a tweet Wednesday night. They are claiming he stonewalled congressional oversight of the Mueller investigation. "Even if it does get a vote, and even if Mr. Rosenstein is impeached, two-thirds of the Senate would have to support removing him after a trial in the chamber", says the BBC's Anthony Zurcher. It's most likely that the whole gesture is just part of an effort to ratchet up the pressure on Rosenstein and DoJ to play along with their conspiracy theories, or perhaps to undermine Mueller by discrediting Rosenstein.

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

Minutes later, House Republicans voted to sanction the Department of Justice over GOP document requests.


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