Rosenstein calls Congressional oversight of his agency 'extortion'

Washington TimesDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday compared the articles of impeachment drafted against him by members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus to an extortion attempt.

“There have been people who have been making threats privately and publicly against me for quite some time, and I think they should understand the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted,” he said, speaking at the Newseum’s Law Day event. “We are going to do what is required by the rule of law and any kind of threats anybody makes are not going to affect the way we do our job.”

The House Freedom Caucus, led by Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, has drafted eight articles of impeachment against Mr. Rosenstein, multiple media outlets reported late Monday. Those drafts reportedly accuse Mr. Rosenstein of abusing his authority when he renewed a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on Trump campaign aide Carter Page ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Deep State really does think they are unaccountable and untouchable.

Congress should "touch" those involved in this coup attempt with both fists.

This entry was published Tue May 15 09:39:18 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-05-15 09:39:18.0. [Tweet]

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