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 TrumpPresenting the 2020 Democratic bracket The time has come for the Democrats to act, finally DHS expedites border wall replacement in Arizona, Texas MORE if he orders the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinThe time has come for the Democrats to act, finally Trump contradicts McGahn, says he didn't ask for Mueller's firing The Hill's Morning Report — Biden takes aim at Trump, early battlegrounds MORE.

In a tweet, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) reacted to reports that Trump is considering firing both Rosenstein and Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) 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 SessionsJudge: Trump administration has six months to identify separated children Forget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Sessions: It's time to accept the results of the Mueller report and move on 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.”