Dem lawmaker: I'll introduce impeachment article if Trump fires Rosenstein

Dem lawmaker: I'll introduce impeachment article if Trump fires Rosenstein
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A Democratic lawmaker tweeted Friday that he will introduce articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE if he orders the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinKavanaugh paper chase heats up 5 revelations from Mueller's indictment of Russians in DNC hack Mueller indictment appears to make reference to Roger Stone MORE.

In a tweet, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) reacted to reports that Trump is considering firing both Rosenstein and Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, the special counsel in charge of the investigation into Russian election meddling.

Speculation over whether Trump will fire Mueller, Rosenstein or even Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsConservatives moving to impeach Rosenstein soon: report Senators urge DOJ to probe whether Russians posed as Islamic extremist hackers to harass US military families The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies for Putin summit: 'He’s not my enemy’ MORE grew after FBI agents conducted a raid on the offices, home and hotel room of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday. In the days following, Trump has repeated that people have suggested to him that he fire the special counsel.

The president called Monday's raid a "disgrace" and an "attack" on the country in statements to reporters later that day.


Dozens of House Democrats — though not Boyle — have indicated their support for impeachment in votes stretching back to last year.

A total of 66 Democrats have indicated support for impeachment so far, though the party's leadership has shied away from the issue, saying the special counsel investigation should be allowed to do its job.

Trump has said he's been cooperating with Mueller's team.

"I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons!). I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process," Trump tweeted on Thursday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said this week that while Trump is not making plans to fire the special counsel, “he certainly believes that he has the power to do so.”