Republicans are going after Rod Rosenstein for threatening to subpoena records from House Intelligence Committee staff.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
Republican lawmakers blasted the Justice Department following a report that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena records from House Intelligence Committee members and staff, with one conservative lawmaker saying staff have been “physically shaking” in his office due to Rosenstein’s “threats.”
Fox News reported that emails exchanged by committee staffers referencing a private meeting in January claimed Rosenstein told lawmakers and staff they would be subpoenaed for emails, phone records, and other information related to their requests to the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian meddling.
One House committee aide in an email accused Rosenstein of launching a “sustained personal attack” against a congressional staffer “in retaliation for vigorous oversight,” and said the subpoena threat from the DOJ’s No. 2 was “downright chilling.”
The Justice Department and FBI have refuted the characterizations being made, claiming that Rosenstein never threatened anyone with a criminal investigation. The Republicans are standing their ground on the claims however, and some are even calling for Rosenstein should recuse himself from the investigation involving the Trump campaign.
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