Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, expressed frustration with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an interview with Fox News Thursday, criticizing Rosenstein for taking an interview with the Wall Street Journal while refusing to testify to Congress about statements he made about secretly recording President Donald Trump.
The Republican chairmen of two U.S. House of Representatives panels have accused the Justice Department of withholding documents in the probe.
Jordan said Rosenstein was "obligated" to testify to Congress under oath.
Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy announced later Wednesday that Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview that they will conduct with Judiciary ranking members Jerold Nadler and Oversight ranking member Elijah E. Cummings.
Rosenstein vehemently denied the claim, and subsequent media reports also cast some doubt on the veracity of The Times' reporting. The transcript of the proceeding will be released to the public after a review by the intelligence community to scrub any classified information.
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Despite speculation that Rosenstein might resign on the heels of the New York Times article, he kept his job after a 45-minute conversation with the president aboard Air Force One. "We actually get along".
"Repeatedly over the last several months, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (pictured above left) has not cooperated with congressional oversight attempts and failed to be transparent about his conduct", Meadows (above right) said in a statement to LifeZette.
Lawmakers who have been conducting an examination of investigative decisions made during the 2016 election by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department have been calling on Goddlatte to subpoena Rosenstein, and force him to answer questions.
Manafort's contact with the special counsel office gives the indication that the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian meddling is moving along, despite the upcoming midterm elections.
As former top FBI lawyer James Baker testifies about the Russian Federation investigation before Congress, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said he would like to see lawmakers focus more directly on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe and the "insipid corruption" behind it.