Right As Rosenstein Tries To Sneak Away, Jordan Makes A Move To Pull Him Back To Congress

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-OH) doubled down on his call for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before Congress before Rosenstein resigns.

Jordan has been pushing for Rosenstein to explain to Congress Rosenstein’s claim about the possibility of wearing a wire to record President Trump without his knowledge. The report came from The New York Times late last year.

From The Hill:

“The American people have a right to know if the Deputy Attorney General plotted to wear a wire to secretly record the President with the goal of removing him from office,” Jordan wrote, referring to the Times report which also claimed that Rosenstein had broached the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

“This is a serious matter and one Mr. Rosenstein must account for under oath. Rod Rosenstein’s expected departure from his post in no way absolves him of his responsibility to answer questions before Congress. I hope and expect Chairman Cummings will expeditiously seek Mr. Rosenstein’s prompt appearance before Congress,” Jordan added.

“I think at this particular point, Rod Rosenstein’s priorities are misplaced. His unwillingness to come before Congress and allow us to conduct proper congressional oversight, along with the other information that we’ve learned over the last week or so, would indicate that Rosenstein has not displayed the candor of which would support one’s theory of actually believing that he has been open and honest in all regards,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said at the time. (Continued Below)

Rep. Jim Jordan took to twitter on Thursday and wrote, “Rod Rosenstein to step down once the Attorney General is confirmed. It’s been over 3 months since the NYT reported he discussed wearing a wire to record the President and using the 25th Amendment to remove the President from office. He still needs to come answer our questions.”

He added, “Last night @RepMarkMeadows and I sent a letter to @RepCummings laying out the case for why Rod Rosenstein must be called to testify before Congress.”

Included in Jordan’s tweet, he posted a link to the letter he and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), where they laid out their case. (Continued Below)

To read the full letter Rep. Jim Jordan sent to Rep. Cummings: [READ HERE]

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