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

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellRussia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Authorities: California man arrested after trying to stab GOP House candidate As we look back at 9/11, let’s recapture the spirit of uniting to protect America 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 Jay RosensteinDem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ Time for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil 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 MeadowsGraham to renew call for second special counsel Hillicon Valley: Sanders finds perfect target in Amazon | Cyberattacks are new fear 17 years after 9/11 | Firm outs alleged British Airways hackers | Trump to target election interference with sanctions | Apple creating portal for police data requests Graham: Obama, not Trump, politicized DOJ and FBI MORE (R-N.C.) and other conservatives, make a number of charges against Rosenstein, the top Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 SessionsSessions: DOJ concerned about suppression of free speech on college campuses Faith communities are mobilizing against Trump’s family separation policy Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lands book deal MORE recused himself from overseeing the investigation.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' 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 RyanCorey Stewart fires aide who helped bring far-right ideas to campaign: report GOP super PAC hits Randy Bryce with ad starring his brother Super PACs spend big in high-stakes midterms MORE (R-Wis.) and other House leaders will act on the measure against Rosenstein.