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BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 07/25/18 07:07 PM EDT

A group of conservative House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the top Department of Justice (DOJ) official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

The introduction of the resolution is the latest sign of escalating efforts among conservatives to oust the DOJ’s No. 2 official.

Conservative members led by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), along with nine co-sponsors, introduced the articles shortly after a meeting with DOJ officials concerning document production.

"For 9 months we’ve warned them consequences were coming, and for 9 months we’ve heard the same excuses backed up by the same unacceptable conduct. Time is up and the consequences are here. It’s time to find a new Deputy Attorney General who is serious about accountability and transparency,” Meadows said in a statement.

“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," Meadows continued.

The articles include a series of allegations against Rosenstein.

They charge that Rosenstein has a conflict of interest in Mueller's probe, stating that he is a “witness” to the ongoing investigation into potential abuse since he signed off on an FBI surveillance renewal application to wiretap Carter Page.

“As such, his conduct in authorizing the FISA surveillance at issue in the joint congressional investigation makes him a fact witness central to the ongoing investigation of potential FISA abuse,” read the articles of impeachment. “Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s failure to recuse himself in light of this inherent conflict of interest and failure to recommend the appointment of a second Special Counsel constitute dereliction of duty. Wherefore, Rod Rosenstein, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.”

They also allege that Rosenstien has “repeatedly failed to produce documents” requested by the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that are investigating FBI and DOJ decision-making during the 2016 presidential election.

Rosenstein, they allege, has also “attempted to conceal certain facts” by overly redacted documents they requested.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the new articles, but hours before articles were introduced, DOJ officials told a far different story.

Shortly before the 4 p.m. meeting between the DOJ officials and House lawmakers took place, Justice Department officials on Wednesday described in detail the steps they are taking to complete the outstanding document requests as requested by the heads of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.

Republicans say the FBI and DOJ have not provided all the documents they are seeking to review as part of the GOP-led investigations into Hillary Clinton's email server while she was serving as secretary of State, as well as the FBI's decision to launch the federal investigation into Russian interference.

The DOJ officials, however, said Wednesday they have largely completed Congress's document requests, noting they are working with the lawmakers and their staff to give them the information they still want to review.

So far, the DOJ officials say they have given lawmakers access to 880,000 pages they've requested, and they continue to accept requests for new information related to House GOP probes.

The officials listed three congressional subpoenas, issued by House Republicans, that they say have either been fulfilled or that they are close to fulfilling.

One DOJ official noted that while the requests are historically high, they are working to respond to the lawmaker's records requests -- and much of it is done quietly.
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We have supplied Congress 900K documents. Just not the ones they requested.
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The DOJ has been so cooperative, that GOP extremists want to to impeach Rosenstein. Pieces of sh-t, every one of them.

Sad thing is they probably aren't even going to vote on it. They are leaving Thursday for a recess, and they didn't file them in time or in the right way today to force a vote before recess. This is a desperate and empty propaganda attempt just to get the headlines and/or give Trump the thinnest, weakest of excuses to fire the guy.
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The DOJ has been so cooperative, that GOP extremists want to to impeach Rosenstein. Pieces of sh-t, every one of them.

Sad thing is they probably aren't even going to vote on it. They are leaving Thursday for a recess, and they didn't file them in time or in the right way today to force a vote before recess. This is a desperate and empty propaganda attempt just to get the headlines and/or give Trump the thinnest, weakest of excuses to fire the guy.

Yeah that seems to the whats happening. Its just symbolic. They aren't going to bring this up for vote. It's a joke, and would be too embarrassing for everyone involved. The 11 just want a pat on the head from daddy tRUmp, and a thumps up from their gerrymandered district voters before mid terms.

This has about the same chance as Democrats Free college for 2 years bill.
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Your right, Rosenstein has done more for Russia than the Clintons.
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Yeah that seems to the whats happening. Its just symbolic. They aren't going to bring this up for vote. It's a joke, and would be too embarrassing for everyone involved. The 11 just want a pat on the head from daddy tRUmp, and a thumps up from their gerrymandered district voters before mid terms.

This has about the same chance as Democrats Free college for 2 years bill.
I have to agree that this has no chance of getting anywhere and is most likely symbolic at best. I believe they are thinking that this will encourage the DOJ to quit playing games and provide the documents they are requesting. However, it doesn't have the teeth that they hope it will have and looks like just another stunt, kind of like the Senate grilling of Pompeo yesterday. Nothing but a stunt meant to get them in front of a camera.
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I have to agree that this has no chance of getting anywhere and is most likely symbolic at best. I believe they are thinking that this will encourage the DOJ to quit playing games and provide the documents they are requesting. However, it doesn't have the teeth that they hope it will have and looks like just another stunt, kind of like the Senate grilling of Pompeo yesterday. Nothing but a stunt meant to get them in front of a camera.
I disagree. This is no stunt. For years our Congress has displayed the emotions of investigating the DOJ, the IRS and the FBI but with little effort to do much about what they "expose." This is about the power of the people over the government and the balance of power between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch. And I believe this latest move has the people behind it.

It therefore, has teeth.

The President could simply fire Rosenstein but, that would be perceived as interference into the Oh So Important Russian collusion investigation. So the people have to do this. And yes, admittedly, this has been calculated to effect the mid terms. The people will speak.

It's a political gamble but, hopefully, the Republic wins, and wins big.
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