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Republicans back down from Rod Rosenstein impeachment charges

July 26, 2018

  Well that did not take long: after a couple of months of threatening Rod Rosenstein with impeachment if he did not turn over documents related to the Hillary Clinton email scandal we woke up this morning with the news that the Republicans had introduced articles of impeachment yesterday. However today the Republicans are backing down and will seek Contempt of Congress charges if Rod Rosenstein does not comply with the request to turn over documents.

  Here is more:

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says he is tabling his efforts to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after having several meetings with Republican leadership, stating that he would instead pursue contempt if the Justice Department (DOJ) does not turn over documents Congress is seeking. 

While the impeachment option remains on the table, Meadows told reporters Thursday he now hopes it will be a contempt process rather than impeachment. 

When asked what will happen if he does not receive the documents two House committees are seeking by the time the House returns from August recess, Meadows said, “I think the very first order of business would be moving the House to a contempt vote.”

  Rod Rosenstein must be shaking in his boots at the prospect of being held in Contempt of Congress after what happened to Eric Holder after he was held in Contempt of Congress. Oh wait, that’s right, nothing happened to him.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    July 26, 2018 8:44 pm

    If the democrats declared the heliocentric theory a hoax the republicans would introduce a new spending bill to issue new earth science books to every school in America- at taxpayer expense. The only issue would be whose husband, Boxer, Feinstein or Pelosi’s would get the government contract. Even though it would be less difficult than getting the Rhinocrats to kick ass at the DOJ.

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    • July 27, 2018 5:37 am

      There is enough money to go around for all three… 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  2. dbnokidden permalink
    July 26, 2018 11:31 pm

    These Republicans are a bunch of yellowed belly good for nothing but hot air.I really thought they would go through with it but Paul Ryan stuck his brown nose in and Mark Meadows backed down.Now they will have to wait until their break is over and you will see nothing will be done and will be swept under the rug.I would advise these Rinos to pay attention to their voters because they might get voted out and new people want their jobs and might get them too unless they start doing what WE THE PEOPLE wants and that is get rid of all these corrupt DOJ and FBI workers.

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    • July 27, 2018 5:39 am

      Like you said, the Republicans have no guts, especially the leadership. They are more interested in keeping the status quo than anything else.

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  3. July 27, 2018 10:52 am

    Some Q-anon insight:
    What was the point of filing impeachment art if Ryan was going to reject? Known beforehand? Optics.
    Think logically. Could Sessions publicly challenge [RR] w/o creating a dilemma? What events would immediately transpire if Sessions challenged [RR]? Would it immediately demonstrate that Sessions must be aware of key Mueller facts?
    Facts (or failure of duty) that he cannot possibly ‘know’ if recused? Facts (a case) he is suppose to be recused from? Think logically.
    One challenge to [RR] would immediately trigger attacks to remove Sessions given his clear involvement in receiving information re: a case he is fully recused from.
    Who does Huber [directly] report to? Is it normal [RR] is side-stepped re: Huber CoC? Why is this important? Why did Sessions recuse? Is the LEFT attacking Sessions? What advantage(s) exist based on this setup? POTUS publicly expresses his anger re: his recusal? Do you believe POTUS would allow a complete takeover of his DOJ if nothing was being done behind the scenes to hold people accountable? When POTUS states “the swamp is being drained” do you believe it?
    When POTUS states “it’s happening” do you believe it? Do you believe POTUS would allow Sessions & [RR] to run HIS DOJ if something wasn’t being done to his liking? LOGICAL THINKING. Clickbait derails logical thought. Think for yourself. Trust yourself. Mueller investigating POTUS’ Tweets for obstruction? You have a front row seat.
    Enjoy the show. Q
    🍿
    To go with the ‘slow moving DC’ here’s an “Optics” example of the how Light can be used.

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    • July 27, 2018 6:33 pm

      Optics was all this was about and you have to admit the Republicans are getting good at putting on a show while doing nothing.

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      • July 27, 2018 6:51 pm

        haha my dad said that 30+ yrs ago. Sit on their hands “do nothings.” But really they do ALOT, look at their bank accts.!

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 27, 2018 7:00 pm

        You’re right, they do quite a bit for themselves, they just don’t do anything that benefits the average American citizen.

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