Meadows: ‘I Think It’s Time That Rod Rosenstein Steps Down’

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House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Thursday that it’s time for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to step down, since he has not yet testified before Congress about his reported suggestion to wire the President, according to a Thursday Hill report. 

“I think at this particular point, Rod Rosenstien’s priorities are misplaced,” Meadows said. “His unwillingness to come before Congress and allow us to conduct proper congressional oversight, along with the other information that we’ve learned over the last week or so, would indicate that Rod Rosentein has not displayed the candor of which would support one’s theory of actually believing that he has been open and honest in all regards.”

The interview, initially scheduled for October 11, was indefinitely postponed when the two sides failed to agree on terms. It might take place after the midterms.

The joint panel of House Judiciary and Oversight committees called Rosenstein to testify after a report surfaced that the deputy attorney general allegedly suggested (maybe jokingly) wearing a wire to catch President Donald Trump saying something that would prompt his ouster.

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