Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pushed back against GOP lawmakers’ threat of impeachment Tuesday, saying the Department of Justice won’t be “extorted” by Congress or anyone else.
Rosenstein fired-back at conservative legislators after the House Freedom Caucus drafted specific “articles of impeachment” to remove the DOJ official after he allegedly “stonewalled” multiple Congressional investigations.
“The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted,” said the Deputy Attorney General. “Any kind of threats that anybody makes are not going to affect the way we do our job.”
“We’re going to do what’s required by the rule of law,” he added.
Rep. Meadows and other GOP members drafter the legislation as a “last resort” should the Justice Department continue to stall probes into Hillary Clinton’s botched email investigation, Russian election interference, and anti-Trump bias throughout the DOJ and FBI.