Rod Rosenstein called to testify by House leadership

September 28, 2018

House leadership will call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before Congress, Rep. Mark Meadows said Friday.

Mr. Meadows, North Carolina Republican, tweeted that the GOP leadership agreed to bring Mr. Rosenstein, so he can “explain his alleged comments on POTUS as well as other inconsistent statements.”

He threatened to subpoena the deputy attorney general if he does not arrive.

Leadership has agreed to call Rod Rosenstein before Congress, for a closed door hearing with our panel investigating, so he can explain his alleged comments on “wiring” POTUS--as well as other inconsistent statements.If Mr. Rosenstein fails to show up, we will subpoena him. Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) September 28, 2018

Earlier this week, Mr. Meadows and Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida Republican, threatened to introduce impeachment proceedings against Mr. Rosenstein should he refuse to testify.

Scrutiny on Mr. Rosenstein ramped up this week after The New York Times reported he talked about wearing a wire to secretly record President Trump and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

Mr. Rosenstein has denied the report and said it was a sarcastic comment.

Mr. Trump and his deputy attorney general were scheduled to meet on Thursday about the report, but the meeting was rescheduled for some time next week.

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