Rep. Mark Meadows Calls on Rod Rosenstein to Resign

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Several Judiciary and Oversight members thought Rosenstein was going to appear before the panels October 11, but the date was never officially agreed to as Rosenstein allegedly did not want to sit for a transcribed interview before the full committees but offered to do a briefing instead.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus had originally pushed for Rosenstein to appear, but they will be left out of the meeting.


Goodlatte and Gowdy added that the interview will be held in a secure room and that a transcript will be released after the intelligence community reviews it for classified information.

The New York Times reported last month that Rosenstein had suggesting wearing a wire when talking to Trump in the Oval Office and discussed the possibility of Cabinet officials invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president.


He also said that Trump knows he will continue to work as Deputy Attorney General "as long as he wants me to do this job" and that he "serve [s] at the pleasure of the president". "We actually get along". He echoed his calls for the deputy attorney general to resign in a series of tweets earlier in the day Thursday. Trump's relationship with Sessions deteriorated after the attorney general recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Meadows wrote on Twitter that Rosenstein "has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way he's characterized a number of events". He did not elaborate or provide evidence for those claims.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to present his findings on the two core issues of the Trump-Russia probe, collusion and obstruction, "soon after the November midterm elections".


That's because what happens after Mueller wraps up his investigation is that he sends his report to Rod Rosenstein.

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