U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivers remarks during The Annual Conference for Compliance and Risk Professionals at the Mayflower Hotel May 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. A vote on impeachment would be a public loyalty test for Republicans. It's unclear if there will be a vote on the articles and lawmakers are due to leave soon for a multi-day recess.
"And quite frankly, it's either we hold him in contempt or we get the documents or we impeach him". Nor did House Speaker Paul Ryan.
"Improperly signing off on a FISA warrant, staying in a position of a conflict of interest - where you could be a witness in a case and you're managing the case - those are good arguments for ethical violations but not impeachable offenses", Napolitano said on Fox News's "Fox & Friends".
Also in April, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who oversees the House Intelligence Committee, threatened to impeach both Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Schiff joined the top Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, Reps.
A group of House Republicans introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday.
"See this for what it is", Holder said.
"This is partisan nonsense", she said.
Meadows, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and the other Republicans who introduced the resolution have criticized Rosenstein and Justice Department officials for not being responsive enough as House committees have requested documents related to the beginning of the Russian Federation investigation and a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails. Sessions played an important role in that campaign.
The Justice Department essentially says it's trying to comply, but that these Republicans want a lot, and it takes times.
Rosenstein signed off on the Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance renewal application to wiretap Page. It's most likely that the whole gesture is just part of an effort to ratchet up the pressure on Rosenstein and DoJ to play along with their conspiracy theories, or perhaps to undermine Mueller by discrediting Rosenstein.
Justice Department officials maintain that lawmakers have been provided with almost all the documents requested by the House Judiciary subpoena from March and that they have been trying to accommodate incoming requests from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes.
"The DOJ is keeping information from Congress". But they do not force an immediate vote on impeachment - which would have proven controversial, as many Republican lawmakers have not supported calls for Rosenstein's impeachment.
The last time the House actually voted to impeach an executive branch official other than a president was 1876.