Biggs, Gosar Support Impeachment Of Rosenstein

Arizona congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar joined Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Jim Jordan in introducing Articles of Impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

In an interview on KFYI’s James T. Harris show, Biggs said Rosenstein “has failed to deliver the documents we requested, and when he has delivered them they are redacted to be almost unintelligible.”

Listen to Rep. Biggs discuss the historic introduction of the Articles of Impeachment

According to Meadows, the impeachment articles come as evidence continues to mount regarding the Department of Justice’s problematic decision-making during the 2016 campaign and conduct surrounding the transition to President Trump’s administration in 2017. The impeachment articles are the result of nearly 9 months of unsuccessful Congressional attempts to force the Department of Justice (DOJ) to comply with oversight requests.

The failures cited within the articles include intentionally withholding embarrassing documents and information, knowingly hiding material investigative information from Congress, various abuses of the FISA process, and failure to comply with Congressional subpoenas, among others.

“With Attorney General Sessions’ recusal, Rod Rosenstein has been in charge of the Department of Justice as the agency has made every effort to obstruct legitimate attempts of Congressional oversight,” said Meadows on Wednesday. “The stonewalling over this last year has been just as bad or worse than under the Obama administration. Multiple times we’ve caught DOJ officials hiding information from Congress, withholding relevant documents, or even outright ignoring Congressional subpoenas—and now we have evidence that Mr. Rosenstein signed off on a document using unverified political opposition research as a cornerstone of a FISA application to spy on an American citizen working for the Trump campaign. This level of conduct, paired with the failure to even feign an interest in transparency, is reprehensible. And whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this kind of obstruction is wrong—period.”

 

Meadows said after 9 months of warning Rosenstein that “consequences were coming,” it is “time to find a new Deputy Attorney General who is serious about accountability and transparency.”

“The DOJ is keeping information from Congress. Enough is enough. It’s time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress’s constitutional oversight role,” said Rep. Jordan.

“Congress gave Mr. Rosenstein plenty of time to comply with our requests. We have been reasonable and up front with him. Unfortunately, at almost every opportunity, Mr. Rosenstein has resisted and defied Congress’s constitutional oversight. His time to obstruct our investigations has expired,” said Biggs.

“It’s time to stop letting unelected bureaucrats rule over the people’s house. Rod Rosenstein has repeatedly failed to deliver requested documents, ignored subpoenas and ultimately stonewalled Congress. His obstruction and reckless actions have completely undermined the American people,” Gosar said in a press release. “In order to restore the power to the people, we must impeach Rod Rosenstein.”

“Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice have repeatedly ignored Congressional requests and subpoenas, showing a complete disregard for Congressional oversight authority,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz. “In his capacity as Deputy AG, Mr. Rosenstein oversaw and approved of the likely-improper FISA warrant on Carter Page and subsequent surveillance of President Trump’s team. His leadership has weakened Americans’ faith in the intelligence community and in seeing justice served; he should be removed immediately.”

7 Comments

  1. this issue is not obstruction it’s a coup e’er-tat which is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs. This is exactly what we have happening since the election – this ‘resistance’ is the means being utilized to move the deep state to overthrow the election of the President. To change the course of the nation to a socialist globalist state. The fate of the nation as we know it is at hand.

  2. This action is beyond past due.
    Rod Rosenstein and “his”, not the public’s Department of Justice exemplifies why when a new president is elected that the appointees of the previous administration should resign or be removed.
    Rod Rosenstein is publicly displaying his party over people attitude, it’s time he left.

    The Oracle

  3. The only 2 true representatives of the people we have elected in AZ. The rest are all McCain sycophants, open border, what’s in it for me seat warmers. Be careful for whom you vote in the primaries. NO to McSally & Lea Marquez-Peterson, (leftwinglea.com), who are both supported & funded by McCain, Flake, NRCC, C/C, global & open border $$$$. Kelli Ward & Brandon Martin both support our CITIZEN SELECTED & ELECTED PRESIDENT. Vote for them in the primaries.

    • Gotta love Martha’s new radio ad, “the first women to fly fighter jets in combat” gee I was under the impression that the “A” in A-10 was for attack aircraft, I had no idea the Air Force was hiding F-10’s at DM.
      Martha can’t keep her lies straight so it’s impossible for her to ever tell the truth, next she’ll be boasting of dodging sniper fire in Kosovo.
      I know it’s election time but her use of the word “I” is starting to make her sound like Obama!

    • Heidi is right, it is time for the voters to take back the GOP from the donors and their political puppets. Those puppets include, but are not limited to, Governor Ducey (which will be the next group of public employees that will engage in an illegal strike to force him and his lackeys in the legislature to spend OUR tax money on ill considered raises to bolster his re-election chances?); Senator Flake who refused to “stand and fight” to keep his seat because he knows he cannot win because the voters have his number as an Obama Democrat; Senator McCain, who, in an effort to silence his political opponents, was the first to suggest the IRS illegally discriminate against conservative groups applying for non-profit status; Rep McSally who is running on a fake Trump agenda to replace Flake but who will be supporting Flake if he runs against President Trump in 2020; and Marquez-Peterson who refuses to engage with the media and debate Brandon Martin so she can hide how bad a campaigner she is until it is too late for the GOP to make a change. Let`s end this Arizona GOP puppet show and move forward in the knowledge that anyone will be an improvement on these political failures.

  4. It is extremely hard to punish Democrat politicians for crime – or even fire them. Ordinary citizens do not enjoy such privilege.

  5. One can only hope that the little weasel gets what is coming to him. Arrogant asses all in the deep state. They simply think that they are hold harmless from the legislative branch and their employers the voters of this country. How utterly arrogant. Typical government workers.

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