House teabaggers have filed articles of impeachment to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the overseer of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The move by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) came as the House is set to depart for a five-week recess. It’s unclear whether conservatives will attempt to force the issue when lawmakers return in September.
Meadows and Jordan’s decision to file the articles of impeachment came hours after they huddled with top Justice Department officials at the Capitol to discuss lingering demands for documents. Other lawmakers in the meeting had described progress and rejected the notion of impeaching Rosenstein, but Meadows and Jordan said they remained dissatisfied.
“The DOJ is keeping information from Congress. Enough is enough,” Jordan said in a statement. “It’s time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress’s constitutional oversight role.”
The Justice Department had no immediate comment on the effort.
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