Key conservative: Republicans should focus on Sessions, not Rosenstein

A key conservative leader in the House says Republicans need to keep pressure on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouston restaurant shuts down social media after Sessions photo backlash ACLU’s lawsuit may force Trump to stop granting asylum applications US judge rejects Russian company’s bid to dismiss Mueller charges MORE instead of “redirecting” it at Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinHillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down US judge rejects Russian company’s bid to dismiss Mueller charges Falwell Jr.: Sessions and Rosenstein ‘deceived’ Trump into appointing them and should ‘rot’ in jail MORE with a resolution to impeach him.


“Many of the Republicans, our focus has been more frustrated with the attorney general rather than it has been Rosenstein," Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerStudent voter suppression is an affront to the memory of Andrew Goodman House GOP starts summer break on a note of friction Key conservative: Republicans should focus on Sessions, not Rosenstein MORE (R-N.C.) told reporters Thursday afternoon.
 
"I want to make sure that we are not redirecting that either. We want Mr. Sessions to continue to get beyond a little bit of the timidity and move forward,” Walker added.
 
 
Meadows indicated Thursday that he is tabling efforts to impeach Rosenstein and will instead pursue charges of contempt of Congress for the senior Justice Department official unless the DOJ turns over documents that congressional committees are seeking.

But Walker, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he’s taking his cues on Rosenstein from members of the GOP leadership, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteGoodlatte's son 'embarrassed' his father's 'grandstanding' got Strzok fired Top GOP lawmaker’s son gives maximum donation to Dem running for his seat Graham: DOJ official was 'unethical' in investigating Trump campaign because his wife worked for Fusion GPS MORE, Oversight Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyHillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump texts House Intel lawmakers introduce bipartisan election security bill MORE (R-S.C.) and former prosecutor Rep. John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeKey conservative: Republicans should focus on Sessions, not Rosenstein GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rosenstein Hillicon Valley: Senators working on new Russia sanctions bill | Defense bill includes cyber warfare policy | Hatch tells Google he's still alive | Dem wants tech execs back before Congress | Facebook gets foothold in China MORE (R-Texas), noting that they “have experience” dealing with Justice Department. 

“For example, John Ratcliffe is the only member of Congress that has any experience with the FISA warrant, so I yield to their expertise but I don't want to do anything premature,” Walker said, adding that the more than monthlong August recess will be key to get the remaining documents. 

"I think we've got about 85 percent of them,” Walker said, emphasizing that “if the president wants to declassify these documents, he can.”
 
–Molly Hooper