The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus is calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appear before Congress this week to testify about reports claiming he suggested wearing a "wire" to record President Trump and broached invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
It comes amid an uncertain future for Rosenstein, who has disputed the accuracy of those reports and is scheduled to meet with President Trump on Thursday amid rumors of his exit from the Justice Department.
“You can't have the number two official at the Department of Justice making comments about wiring the President and not address it,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., tweeted Tuesday. “Rod Rosenstein must come before Congress this week, under oath, and tell the truth about his alleged statements.”
You can't have the number two official at the Department of Justice making comments about wiring the President and not address it.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) September 25, 2018
Rod Rosenstein must come before Congress this week, under oath, and tell the truth about his alleged statements.
A spokesperson for the Justice Department has stated that no invitation from any committee has been received.
Rosenstein, 53, has been targeted by Republicans for months and frequently finds himself in the political crosshairs due to his role overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe. In July, Meadows and Jim Jordan of Ohio, another member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, introduced five articles of impeachment against Rosenstein.