Kirsters Baish| This past Tuesday evening, the House agreed in favor of passing a resolution which grants Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein just one week to hand over all requested documents regarding the Trump/Russia investigation, or he could be impeached from his position, and on top of that, be held in contempt.
There is no penalty to go along with the resolution, but lawmakers are ready and willing to file both contempt charges and/or impeachment charges against Rosenstein next week.
It was reported by Sara Carter:
The House Judiciary Committee approved for the first time a resolution Tuesday demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over all requested documents regarding the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation during the presidential election after seven days or face possible impeachment or contempt.
The decision to move forward with the resolution came after a year of battles with the Justice Department and FBI to turn over requested documents. The committee voted on party lines 15-11 to pass the resolution directing Rosenstein to comply within the next seven days or face the consequences.
Carter also wrote that Republican Representative from Ohio, Jim Jordan, stated that this solution came about simply because lawmakers conducting oversight were extremely frustrated. Jordan is one of the lawmakers who has been working on the investigation. Jordan stated that House Republican leaders will have to figure out whether they will move it to the House to be voted on or not.
Jordan stated, “If they don’t comply with the resolution they know the remedies the House has, contempt and impeachment. If we don’t get that information entitled to us, everybody knows that we’ll do what we have to do to get it done.”
Both Representative Jordan and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows penned the resolution together. They have both expressed resentment toward Rosenstein specifically, but all of the FBI as well, for not handing over requested documents. Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes “has also been fighting the Justice Department for documents and has threatened as well to hold Rosenstein in contempt or impeachment if they are not produced.”
On Sunday, Representative Nunes sent the Department of Justice a letter, in which he stated that Rosenstein and the Justice Department have until 5 o’clock PM on Monday to hand over all of the requested documents pertaining to the Trump/Russia case.
Nunes is hoping for the Justice Department to give up information as to when the surveillance on the Trump campaign started. Many people feel that it began prior to July of 2016, which is what the Justice Department said in the past.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
The FBI gave Congress thousands of requested documents on the Russia probe last week, including details on its use of spies and FISA abuse during the 2016 presidential campaign.
But, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) says the FBI only gave a fraction of what was requested!
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent Chairman Nunes a letter on Tuesday in response to his request for the documents showing once again the FBI and DOJ continue to play shell games which only infuriated GOP lawmakers even more.
Tomorrow, on Thursday, June 28th, both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray will share their own testimonies in front of the House Judiciary Committee.