While Trump has been cracking down on deep state loyalists in his administration, some have continued to creep around the White House.
The last few holdovers are being targeted for elimination.
And one of the major deep state loyalists is freaking out because the GOP just announced a plan to destroy him.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein came under fire after refusing to turn over documents related to the Russia collusion investigation, and the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
In response, Republican Congressman Mark Meadows floated the idea of impeachment.
He made his intentions well known that if he is found in contempt of Congress that impeachment is one of the items in the Republican’s tool belt to take care of him.
After Meadows made that call, Rosenstein took to the media to claim that Meadows is attempting to extort him and that the Justice Department “is not going to be extorted.”
The fact of the matter is that Rosenstein has put this upon himself.
If he is going to work for the Justice Department, which ultimately is a part of the Federal Executive Department, therefore is run by President Trump, he shouldn’t try to go after the President.
Deep state cronies have been wreaking havoc in the Trump administration ever since he took office.
Rod Rosenstein is just another anti-Trumper who has found his way into power.
In his position he has continually been a pain for the President, causing the President to call him out on multiple occasions.
As reported by NBC News:
“Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that the Justice Department “is not going to be extorted” as some House Republicans raise the prospect of seeking his impeachment.
During an appearance at the Newseum in Washington for Law Day, Rosenstein was asked about a draft of articles of impeachment prepared by Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, and other members of the House Freedom Caucus. They have pushed for the release of internal Justice Department documents concerning some aspects of the Russian meddling investigation and the Hillary Clinton e-mail probe.
Some Democrats have charged that the escalating document demands are an attempt to back Rosenstein into a corner and compromise his supervision of Robert Mueller and the rest of the special counsel team.
“They can’t resist even leaking their own drafts,” Rosenstein said of the Republican lawmakers’ impeachment articles, which were first obtained by the Washington Post. “I just don’t have anything to say about documents like that that nobody has the courage to put their name on and they leak in that way.”
The deputy attorney general said the Justice Department properly resists turning over some documents to avoid allowing Congress to interfere in investigations and to observe longstanding rules on keeping Justice Department and congressional investigations separate.
“There are people who have been making threats, privately and publicly, against me for quite some time,” he said. “And I think they should understand by now, the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”
While it is unclear if Rosenstein will face impeachment, the fact that he is responding with hostility shows that the prospect is getting to him.
Just the possibility of impeachment could put enough fire under him to push him into gear, and force him to side with the President that he works for.
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