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GOP Lawmakers Issue Articles Of Impeachment Against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

July 25, 2018 - 7:33 pm

WASHINGTON (WCBS 880/AP) -- Republican lawmakers have introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein is the overseer of the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Politico reported the articles were filed late Wednesday by U.S. Reps. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), two top Trump allies.

They blame Rosenstein for what they claim was failure to respond to congressional document demands, Politico reported.

Senior Justice Department officials say there has been historic levels of cooperation with Congress in handing over files linked to the FBI investigation into Trump campaign contracts with Russia, as well as Hillary Clinton’s private email server, Politico reported.

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