"But the bottom line is, we have sent numerous letters to Rod Rosenstein they haven't complied with, two subpoenas they haven't complied with, we've caught the Department of Justice hiding information, redacting information that they should not have redacted", Jordan said.
Though House conservatives are a formidable bloc to stifle legislation, their numbers aren't enough to push through legislation either. But with House Speaker Paul Ryan among those opposed, the resolution is unlikely to go as far as a vote. If he wanted to end it without, say, causing a constitutional crisis that firing the special counsel might, getting rid of Rosenstein is the way to do it. Trump could simply put someone else in his place who was more inclined to blunt or hamper the investigation.
Also, as Rosenstein himself pointed out in a congressional hearing last month, it takes a lot of imagination to believe that slow or even resistant document production in the federal government is the result of an anti-Congress conspiracy that is directed all the way from the top.
House Republicans have criticised Rod Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russian Federation investigation as well as a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails. "And what we've found is, not only have subpoenas been ignored, but information has been hidden, the efforts have been stonewalled", Meadows lamented.
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Republican leaders, however, have said in recent weeks that they are satisfied with the Justice Department's progress.
"[Rosenstein's] conduct in authorizing the FISA surveillance at issue in the joint congressional investigation makes him a fact witness central to the ongoing investigation of potential FISA abuse", read the articles of impeachment. Especially when it comes to classified information, which Congress doesn't automatically own the rights to use. They're angry that the Justice Department hasn't agreed to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the first, in Mueller. "We have had enough", Meadows said in a tweet Wednesday night.
Minutes later, House Republicans voted to sanction the Department of Justice over GOP document requests.
The last time the House actually voted to impeach an executive branch official other than a president was 1876. Neither the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, nor Trey Gowdy, head of the House Oversight Committee, signed on to the impeachment effort.