House Republicans allied with Donald Trump are in panic-mode as Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election. Some conservative House members have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Mueller’s Russia probe, according to The Hill.
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a close Trump ally, called the document “a last resort option, if the Department of Justice fails to respond” to his requests for more information about the decisions and behavior of federal law enforcement officials working on the Russia investigation, according to the Washington Post.
And of course, the group wants information on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. “My frustrations about their inability to respond to simple requests could warrant further action,” Meadows told the Post and said that many of his colleagues are nearing a breaking point with Rosenstein.
Republican leaders have kept their distance from calls to remove Rosenstein and/or Mueller from office, so the Freedom Caucus will have a difficult time with their attempt to impeach the Deputy Attorney General. And we’re totally sure (wink wink) that this has nothing to do with Mueller zeroing in on Trump.
The articles include allegations that Rosenstein violated federal law by refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena over Congress’s efforts to obtain documents about FBI surveillance during the election, intentionally stalling document production for congressional investigations into possible government misconduct and failing to enforce key laws and protocols.”
Trump’s buddies seem to be of the notion that impeaching Rosenstein, then firing Mueller, will make the investigation go away. In 1973, President Richard Nixon ordered the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox and that investigation did not go away. However, Democrats and Republicans pushed for the Watergate probe. Republicans sure have changed since then. Back then, Democrats held a majority on Capitol Hill so that helped to launch a probe. That’s why we need the blue wave to hit hard in November.