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House Freedom Caucus To Rosenstein: Testify Or Resign

Chuck Ross on September 25, 2018

The House Freedom Caucus is calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about allegations that he offered to spy on President Donald Trump or resign from office.

“Tonight the Freedom Caucus took an official position that Rod Rosenstein needs to come testify before the Judiciary committee within the week or he needs to resign,” reads a tweet from the conservative Republican group.

Rosenstein is set to meet on Thursday with Trump to discuss reports about memos written by Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director.

According to The New York Times, McCabe claimed in memos that Rosenstein offered to wear a wire during meetings with Trump. McCabe, who was fired for lack of candor, also asserted that Rosenstein discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Rosenstein disputed the report, saying that he never seriously discussed deposing Trump or spying on him. Justice Department sources who were in the meetings have anonymously claimed that Rosenstein responded sarcastically to a request from McCabe to investigate Trump.

Rosenstein reportedly offered to resign because he expected Trump to fire him. But Trump’s allies counseled the president not to fire Rosenstein, especially based on claims from McCabe.

Fox News host Sean Hannity, a Trump confidant, said in a monologue on Friday that he believed the New York Times report was a setup aimed at forcing Trump to act impulsively and fire Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller investigation.

The House Freedom Caucus is packed full of close Trump allies, including North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

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  • I think till after the Mid Terms Rosenstein should stay but under close watch and appoint him to report to John Kelly for any authority he needs to do anything. He may be OK but just watch him till the Mid Terms are over. He can make all the dark state characters very nervous

  • I think they require him to give them all the papers they have been asking for for over a year,unredacted

  • This is a good way to get rid of Rosenstein. He has done nothing but obstruct congress on the case they have worked on for over a year, and it will keep it from being Trump's fault.

  • This is a good way to get rid of Rosenstein. He has done nothing but obstruct congress on the case they have worked on for over a year, and it will keep it from being Trump's fault.

  • I think till after the Mid Terms Rosenstein should stay but under close watch and appoint him to report to John Kelly for any authority he needs to do anything. He may be OK but just watch him till the Mid Terms are over. He can make all the dark state characters very nervous

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