Skip to comments.Meadows hopeful that Rosenstein will testify before House panel
Posted on 10/03/2018 6:41:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday said that he is hopeful Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the coming days.
"We have a task force that has six Republicans, six Democrats, and so I fully anticipate that that's what it'll be, but the Department of Justice has not agreed to that yet, but hopefully, in the coming days that'll happen," he continued.
Meadows' comments come after the New York Times reported last month that Rosenstein had openly discussed secretly recording President Trump in the Oval Office, and had discussed the possibility of the Cabinet using the 25th Amendment to oust the president from office.
Rosenstein has called the Times article "factually incorrect" and some officials defending Rosenstein said his comments were made in jest.
The report fueled speculation that Rosenstein could resign or that Trump would move to fire him, but that speculation has cooled after a meeting between the two was canceled last week.
Meadows said that he does not believe Trump would fire Rosenstein.
Rosenstein is in charge of the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself.
"I think at this point, I know the president wants to make sure that transparency happens, but he also wants to make sure that it doesn't inadvertently look like he's putting his hand on that scale of justice," he said.
"Now if something comes in at this hearing that is well beyond what we've seen, perhaps, but I do not expect him to be fired by this president."
hopeful Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the coming days.
“hopeful Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the coming days.
Yeah, my thoughts exactly! How about dragging this little Capo MFer down to the House in handcuffs and leg irons. No “hopeful” isn’t going to get the job done.
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