Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s highly anticipated interview on Capitol Hill has been postponed, the chairmen of two House oversight committees announced late Tuesday, punting a high-profile event scheduled for Wednesday to an unknown date.
“The Committees are unable to ask all questions of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein within the time allotted for tomorrow’s transcribed interview, therefore, the interview will be postponed. Mr. Rosenstein has indicated his willingness to testify before the Judiciary and Oversight Committees in the coming weeks in either a transcribed interview or a public setting,” Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy said in a joint statement.
Conservative House members had criticized the interview for cutting them out of the process. The chairmen did not immediately announce when the much anticipated Rosenstein testimony might take place.
As had been set up before the postponement, Rosenstein was scheduled to field questions from just four leaders on the joint Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform panel — Goodlatte and Gowdy and Democratic ranking members Jerrold Nadler and Elijah Cummings…..