Politico reported on Friday that Conservative GOP lawmakers have been “plotting to remove,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for weeks.
According to the report, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep Mark Meadows (R-NC) had the impeachment document with him Friday on the floor of the house, at the time Rosenstein was announcing indictments against 12 Russian military officers for attempting to meddle in the 2016 Presidential Election and for hacking the DNC server.
Conservative lawmakers have accused Rosenstein of “slow-walking,” their investigation into FBI agents who they accuse of having “a bias against,” President Trump.
Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus is also looking to build support within the House to impeach Rosenstein according to Politico reporting.
Meadows spokesperson, Ben Williamson told Politico, “it has not been filed today,” though he declined to rule out the possibility that Meadows might file the document as early as Monday.
On Friday Rosenstein following his announcement he offered words of caution to the public to be wary of leaks “surrounding the Mueller probe,” saying, “We do not try cases on television or in congressional hearings. Most anonymous leaks are not from government officials who are actually conducting these investigations.”
Retiring Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, when asked about the Politico report, Gowdy said, via The Hill, “Impeach him for what?” adding, “no,” he also stated he wasn’t, “convinced there is a movement,” prepared to impeach Rosenstein.