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Republicans are finally taking action against Rod Rosenstein - here's what they plan

A report from Politico says that House Republicans are planning to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as early as Monday. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

According to a report in Politico, Republican lawmakers are planning to finally take action against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after months of scathing critiques and castigation.

Here's what they're going to do 

The report says that Republicans are preparing to impeach Rosenstein, and it could come as early as Monday.

The deputy attorney general made headlines Friday even as Republicans were planning to begin the process to oust him, when he announced new indictments against numerous Russian officers for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

Why do they want to impeach him?

President Donald Trump and his allies have excoriated Rosenstein because he refuses to rein in the investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion. As the second in line in power behind Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the investigation falls under Rosenstein's supervision after Sessions recused himself.

Trump and his allies have also vehemently criticized Sessions for the recusal.

Others have additionally charged Rosenstein with stonewalling investigations by Congress into anti-Trump bias at the Department of Justice and the FBI.

"We're fed up with it!"

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tore into Sessions when he defended Rosenstein from accusations that he threatened Republican members of Congress and staff with subpoena of their emails and other documents.

“For the attorney general to say he’s confident that Rod Rosenstein did everything right,” Meadows angrily said on Fox News, “well, I’m confident he doesn’t know what he’s talking about!”

“I’m here to tell you we’re fed up with it!” he exclaimed.

Rosenstein defiant

Rosenstein defiantly responded to news in May that Republicans were preparing impeachment documents.

“They can’t even resist leaking their own drafts!” he joked to an audience at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

“I saw that draft, I mean, I don’t know who wrote it,” he said, “it really does illustrate though, a really important principle about the rule of law.”

“There are people who have been making threats privately and publicly against me for quite some time, and I think they should understand by now, the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted,” he concluded.

Here's a news video of Rosenstein's indictments announced Friday:

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