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 TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE if he orders the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE.

In a tweet, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) reacted to reports that Trump is considering firing both Rosenstein and Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability 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.

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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.”