Even under subpoena, the Deputy Attorney General has refused to produce necessary documents, because they implicate top Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, including himself.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will not be impeached by the Republican party, at least not right now. "I don't think this rises to high crimes and misdemeanors; that's a very high standard". Gowdy, who is opposed to trying to impeach Rosenstein, told reporters afterward that he thought the meeting had been productive "because we're making progress towards compliance".
Meadows said under Rosenstein's direction "the agency has made every effort to obstruct legitimate attempts of Congressional oversight". "There is vanishingly little chance that House leadership will let this toxic nonsense advance - Speaker Paul Ryan already has publicly smacked down the effort - and zero chance that the motion could amass anywhere close to the two-thirds support required for the Senate to actually remove Rosenstein." .
Yesterday, The New York Times reported that among other things, Mueller is scrutinizing Trump'stwitter feed - particularly those that seem to threaten Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey - as potential evidence of obstruction of justice.
Zoo accused of painting zebra stripes on a donkey
Mahmoud Sarhan posted photos of the animal to Facebook after a recent trip to Cairo's International Garden municipal park. A visitor to a Cairo zoo poses for a photo with one of the "Zebras" in the zoo which are suspected to be painted donkeys.
Rosenstein was appointed by Trump, but the Republican president has repeatedly criticised him on Twitter for his oversight of the Russian Federation probe, which he calls a witch hunt.
"It is a panicked and risky attempt to undermine an ongoing criminal investigation in an effort to protect President Trump as the walls are closing in around him and his associates", the statement read, in part.
The 11 conservatives who introduced the articles of impeachment on Wednesday represent a small but influential faction of the 236-member GOP majority. It was highly unlikely Rosenstein would have been impeached but the gesture was meant to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation which is under the supervision of Rosenstein. The Department of Justice has declined to comment.
"The DOJ is keeping information from Congress". Rosenstein has fiercely pushed back against his House Republican critics, warning in May that the Justice Department is "not going to be extorted" amid threats that he could be impeached.
Man arrested in 'vicious' California Bart train stabbing
Saturday, BART police found Don Stevens, 47, unconscious on the platform at the BayFair Station in San Leandro, KPIX reported . Authorities have not determined a motive for the attack and have no evidence thus far that suggest it was racially motivated.
Ross, a member of the House GOP's vote-counting team who's not running for re-election, said he can speak openly about the "heartburn" some of his colleagues feel over the assaults against Rosenstein and the Justice Department.
Later in the Fox News interview, Meadows hinted he may try to force a vote on the House floor about the articles of impeachment against Rosenstein as soon as Thursday. Besides Jordan and Meadows, it has only nine co-sponsors, and Republican leaders, including Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the oversight committee, have expressed a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the effort.
Rosenstein, the No 2 official at the Justice Department, has become a frequent punchbag for supporters of President Donald Trump for appointing Mueller to investigate whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"It's an uptick in their fabulously irresponsible effort to damage the critical institutions of this country in favor of defending the president", Himes, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said. That includes four Trump campaign advisers.
Trump, Iran drama escalates -- via Twitter
Trump's claims that Iran threatens the USA are preposterous. "Empty/ridiculous USA rhetoric in response to same from Iran". The Republican leader's response was reminiscent of the belligerent tone he took with North Korea previous year .
For his part, Mr. Rosenstein has thumbed his nose at the lawmakers.
At the Met Gala, Priyanka had just laughed off a romance with Jonas, insisting they simply shared an agent and were friends. The pair attended the Met Gala together in 2017, and are said to have stayed in touch after becoming close past year .
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow leveled the charge Tuesday night, accusing the White House of deliberately leaving out the question. Any group listening only to the translation side would have a hard time getting the full question, and so it was left out.
For almost two years, Facebook has appeared bulletproof despite a series of scandals about the misuse of its giant social network. Facebook's daily active users for the quarter were 1.47 billion, shy of the 1.49 billion forecast by StreetAccount and FactSet .
If the candidate wins more than one seat, a by-election will be held as a person can represent only one constituency. Thousands of Khan's supporters took to the streets to celebrate in Islamabad as news of a possible victory emerged.
It was not immediately clear whether he took his own life or was killed by police during the rampage Sunday night. The deadly melee in the popular Toronto neighborhood has led to increased scrutiny of the city's gun violence.
Any one of the individual storm cells could grow strong enough to produce some very gusty winds and perhaps some small hail. An isolated severe thunderstorm or two is possible later in the day, but heavy rain and lightning are the bigger concerns.
He added that the U.S. can't be a monster without assistance; it has to have assistance of the European, Asian continents. Another Iran watcher, Ariane Tabatabai of Georgetown University, also fears the rhetoric from Washington could backfire.
Trump will seek to revoke California's authority to regulate automobile emissions, including its mandate for electric auto sales. A legal battle is sure to ensue, so expect to hear much more on the fuel economy front in the coming weeks and months.
Even though Sebastian Vettel has won four Formula One titles and 51 races, he is still prone to worrying lapses of concentration. After Vettel was held up for eight laps, and complained repeatedly about it, Ferrari ordered Raikkonen to let him past.
British Open at a glance
Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland , Sunday. Spieth posted a 65 to jump up 10 spots, while Woods moved up 23 spots after shooting a 66 to lurk four shots off the lead.
Search continues for missing Iowa woman
He doesn't remember anyone in the community ever going missing this long, but he said the rural area makes the search hard. Authorities in Brooklyn , Iowa are trying to unravel the mystery of what happened to Mollie Tibbetts .
Sane Delighted with Mahrez's Arrival at Manchester City
Riyad Mahrez has revealed he rejected interest from other clubs when Manchester City renewed their interest in him this summer. Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane will be seeking a big season after missing out on the German squad for the World Cup.
Kane, Salah & De Bruyne Make FIFA’s Best Player Shortlist
The group includes captain Wendie Renard of France, plus Dzsenifer Marozsan and Saki Kumagai, the captains of Germany and Japan. He enjoyed club success with Real Madrid, helping the team to a third successive Champions League title in May.
Roma win race to sign Brazilian winger Malcom from Bordeaux
Malcom moved to Europe with Bordeaux at the age of 18, having already tasted title success in his native Brazil with Corinthians. Malcom featured 36 times last season across all competitions, scoring 12 goals and registering seven assists.