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Conservatives Push to Impeach Rosenstein as DOJ Defends Actions

  • Meadows unveils impeachmeant resolution but doesn’t force vote
  • Document demands cover both the Russia and Clinton probes
The U.S. Capitol stands at sunset in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Several House conservatives escalated their longstanding threat to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on grounds that demands for documents about sensitive investigations have been ignored, but Justice Department officials defended their compliance.

Republican Representatives Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, along with nine co-sponsors, introduced an impeachment resolution Wednesday against Rosenstein, but notably stopped short of using a legislative procedure that would have forced a House vote before the chamber adjourns for a five-week recess Thursday.