A group of conservative lawmakers on Wednesday filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), along with nine co-sponsors, introduced the impeachment articles in response to “the Department of Justice’s problematic decision-making during the 2016 campaign and conduct surrounding the transition to President Trump’s administration in 2017,” according to a statement.
The articles, they said, “are the result of nearly 9 months of unsuccessful congressional attempts to force the Department of Justice (DOJ) to comply with oversight requests.” The lawmakers accused Rosenstein and the DOJ of a number of infractions ranging from “knowingly hiding material investigative information from Congress” to failing “to comply with congressional subpoenas.”
“The DOJ is keeping information from Congress,” Jordan said in a statement. Enough is enough. It’s time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress’s constitutional oversight role.”
In a statement, Meadows said, “It’s time to find a new Deputy Attorney General who is serious about accountability and transparency.”
The filing is the latest in an ongoing feud between members of Congress allied with President Donald Trump and the Justice Department over the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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