Congress wants to hear Rosenstein testimony to clear up his remarks about secretly taping conversations with the President. There were also some remarks about using the recordings in a 25th Amendment action against President Donald Trump. There are a few explanations that have been put forth. Saying that it was just sarcasm does not fly. Former Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe may also have planted the story to entrap the President. That is why Congress wants all his documents.
As Written and Reported By Benjamin Siegel for ABC News:
House Republicans are pushing for Rosenstein testimony, McCabe memos.
“You cannot have the guy who is, in effect, running the Justice Department, in front of subordinates, talk about recording the president, even if it is done in a sarcastic way,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a leading member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Tuesday evening.
The effort comes at a fraught moment for Rosenstein, who will meet with Trump on Thursday in Washington.
On Monday, he traveled to the White House with the expectation of being fired after an explosive report by The New York Times that he discussed recording Trump and the 25th amendment in 2017, after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey.
“I never pursued or authorized recording the President and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the President is absolutely false,” Rosenstein said in a statement responding to the report.
Jordan, who is leading the effort with House Freedom Caucus Chairman…..
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