Gowdy says he won't support Rosenstein impeachment

The chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Sunday he doesn’t support a push by conservative lawmakers to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

No. For what? Impeach him for the purpose? No, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said on CBS’ "Face the united states."

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I’ve had my differences with Rod Rosenstein. I talk with him very often privately, which again is more constructive as opposed to public hearings now we have, Gowdy said. He’s a Trump appointee. Same with [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions. Same goes with [FBI Director] Chris Wray. If President Trump is dissatisfied with Rod Rosenstein, the guy can fire him which includes a tweet.

The deputy attorney general, who oversees special counsel Robert Muellers sprawling Russia probe and it is a frequent target of President Donald Trumps ire, continues to be accused by House Republicans of dragging his feet in answering requests for documents linked to Muellers work.

POLITICO reported a week ago that House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and also other conservatives are launching a brand new effort to oust Rosenstein and so are putting the finishing touches upon an impeachment filing.

Gowdy said he’s unsure there’s enough support for any in the home.

I’m not convinced there’s a movement, Gowdy said. I found out about it in POLITICO and sometimes their sources are better than mine. But I’m not an important part of that.

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