Intel Dem: ‘Sickening’ to hear GOP drafting articles of impeachment against Rosenstein

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellSwalwell: Barr has taken Michael Cohen's job as Trump's fixer The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Chris Christie says Trump team wasn't aggressive enough early in COVID-19 crisis; Tensions between White House, Fauci boil over Trump administration moves to formally withdraw US from WHO MORE (D-Calif.) said on Monday that it makes him sick to hear Republican lawmakers have begun drafting a resolution calling to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinFBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Sally Yates to testify as part of GOP probe into Russia investigation Graham releases newly declassified documents on Russia probe MORE.

“It's sickening to hear that ... there are no limits, or no length, that they are not willing to go to just torch the Department of Justice,” Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN.

The impeachment documents, which have been spearheaded by Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsNegotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms Trump dismisses legal questions on GOP nomination speech at White House Overnight Defense: Esper says 'most believe' Beirut explosion was accident, contradicting Trump | Trump later says 'nobody knows yet' what happened in Lebanon | 61-year-old reservist ID'd as fourth military COVID-19 death MORE (R-N.C.) and other conservatives, make a number of charges against Rosenstein, the top Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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The charges include allegations that Rosenstein stalled in producing documents about congressional investigations into government misconduct, violated federal law when he refused to comply with a congressional subpoena concerning Congress’s efforts to get documents about the FBI’s surveillance during the 2016 election and failed to enforce laws and protocols.

“Voters will have their own say at the ballot box this November and I don’t think they’re going to look too kindly on people who think their job is to protect the president rather than to protect our democracy,” Swalwell said of the GOP’s efforts against Rosenstein.

Rosenstein became a popular target for Republicans trying to discredit Mueller’s investigation after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Tuberville breaks DC self-quarantine policy to campaign MORE recused himself from overseeing the investigation.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE has called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and repeatedly denied there was collusion between Russia and his campaign.

At the moment, there is no sign that Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDemocratic super PAC quotes Reagan in anti-Trump ad set to air on Fox News: 'Are you better off?' Trump lashes out at Reagan Foundation after fundraising request The Memo: Trump's grip on GOP loosens as polls sink MORE (R-Wis.) and other House leaders will act on the measure against Rosenstein.