Freedom Caucus House Republicans want the Justice Dept. /Rosenstein to hand over FBI information on their Russian 2016 probes…..That or be kicked out of the Justice Dept…..
The Special Counsel is activity investigating the matter and as is normal?
Refuses to turn that information over to anyone…
Of course the Conservative Freedom Caucus people are trying to derail any chance Trump might suffer a political problem that would force him to leave office…
Both Rep. Gowdy, the head of the House committee that did the House look at things and Speaker Ryan have turned down any effort to interfere with Robert Mueller or Ron Rosenstein in doing their jobs….
Both Gowdy and Ryan are NOT gonna be in their jobs after the end of the year and most of think that the Republicans will NOT be running the House come next year either….
The sniping follows Trump’s widely criticized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which has led even loyal Republicans to question his judgment. Ryan allies and top Republicans thought the bipartisan outcry over Trump’s refusal to accept his own intelligence community’s conclusions — that Russia interfered in the 2016 election — would shift attention away from their own internecine procedural gripes.
Indeed, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say it has bolstered the importance of Mueller’s probe, which led to last week’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for the 2016 hacks of the Democratic National Committee.
But Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill are vowing to keep up the pressure on Rosenstein and are prepping an increasingly aggressive push against him for what they claim is his resistance to turning over documents connected to the FBI’s Russia probe.
“All options are still on the table,” said Jordan when asked about the prospect of impeaching Rosenstein. The Freedom Caucus co-founder argued that “we have caught them hiding information from us [and] redacting information that should not have been redacted.”
He added: “If that is not a sufficient reason to move forward [with impeachment], particularly when they are not in compliance with the resolution that was passed by the full House of Representatives two weeks ago, I do not know what is. … All options are still on the table.”
The conservatives’ swipe at Ryan is the latest indication of a deepening split among House Republicans over their posture toward the Justice Department and FBI. Conservatives say Rosenstein is intentionally misleading them, and that he’s protecting rogue FBI agents who were out to get Trump, including FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok who exchanged anti-Trump text messages.
“Rosenstein is really helping destroy what used to be a great Justice Department, so something’s got to be done,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).
Ryan’s critiques are far more measured. He and Gowdy have been wary of attacks on law enforcement and federal agents they genuinely believe are trying to serve the country honorably. And they have viewed the dispute with DOJ as a technical “compliance” fight over documents — not an attempt at a cover-up….