Trey Gowdy unloads on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tells him to “finish the hell up” (the investigation)
South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy unloaded on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today in hearings before Congress. Gowdy told Rosenstein in relation to the Russia probe “finish it the hell up because the country is being torn apart.
The Mueller investigation is going into its second year and all we have is a 10 year old charge on Paul Manafort and a few other minor individuals in the Trump campaign and 13 Russian nationals. At a cost of 20 million dollars and a daily drumbeat of impeachment and Robert Mueller has nothing. Gowdy pointed out that more than 60 Democrats have voted for impeachment before seeing any report from Bob Mueller.
“We’ve seen the bias, we need to see the evidence,” Gowdy said. “If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury. If you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the American people.”
“Whatever you got, finish it the hell up, because this country is being torn apart,” he said.
“The best thing we can do is finish it appropriately, and reach a conclusion,” Rosenstein assured, adding that nobody should “draw any conclusions” beyond the charges filed.
Rosenstein, meanwhile, was grilled repeatedly Thursday by House Republicans over everything from his department’s role in Trump campaign surveillance to alleged stonewalling of congressional document requests to the damning watchdog report on FBI conduct during the Clinton email probe.
The Justice department has been asked numerous times for original documents on what evidence they had to appoint a special counsel on the Russia investigation. Congress has even threatened impeachment for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he doesn’t comply. And the Justice Department continues to stonewall.
Representative Jim Jordan also unloaded on Rosenstein.
“Why are you keeping information from Congress?” Jordan asked.
“It is not accurate, sir,” Rosenstein said.
“We have caught you hiding information,” Jordan countered.
Rosenstein insisted his team was responding to their requests.
It is clear guys like Rod Rosenstein and Peter Strzok know how to appear before these congressional hearings and laugh at them inside and tell them nothing. Congress has the power to impeach Rosenstein. It is time for them to shut the hell up and do it.