By The Daily Wire. On Friday, Fox News reported that articles of impeachment have been drafted for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, although they have not yet been officially filed.
Fox News’ congressional reporter Chad Pergram reported that the articles of impeachment have been drafted although it is not clear which lawmaker drafted the articles and it’s not clear if they will go to a committee or to the floor.
Fox has learned that articles of impeachment have been drafted for Rosenstein..though not filed. It is not clear which lawmaker drafted the articles…or if they would go anywhere in cmte or on the flr
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 13, 2018
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What Happens If Trump Fires Rosenstein?
By Politico. Figuring out whether or when President Donald Trump will try to fire special counsel Robert Mueller is Washington’s favorite parlor game of the moment.
The easiest way for Trump to fire Mueller is to order someone else to do it — and the most obvious person to start with is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who stepped in to oversee the federal probe into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself last year.
When President Richard Nixon tried something similar in 1973, Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned after refusing Nixon’s demand to fire Archibald Cox, who was investigating Watergate. Richardson’s deputy also rebuffed the order and resigned, leaving then-Solicitor General Robert Bork to ultimately carry out the deed. The bloodletting in the top ranks of the Justice Department came to be known as the Saturday Night Massacre.
Rosenstein said in congressional testimony last year that he would refuse to fire Mueller unless he’d engaged in some misconduct. “I would follow the regulation. If there were good cause, I would act. If there were no good cause, I would not,” Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee last December.
But an array of Trump allies — everyone from onetime campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to former strategist Steve Bannon — have urged Trump in recent days to fire Rosenstein, who authorized the raid earlier this week on longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, provoking growing speculation that the deputy attorney general might be on his way out. The president met with Rosenstein at the White House on Thursday. (Read more from “What Happens If Trump Fires Rosenstein?” HERE)