Amid Baker Testimony, GOP Rep. Mark Meadows Calls For Rosenstein To Resign

Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows called Thursday for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign. Citing “additional information,” Meadows argued that Rosenstein had “shown a lack of candor.”

Meadows’ tweet came on the heels of a press gaggle — during which he made a similar statement to reporters — that took place following an interview with former FBI general counsel James Baker.

“I think at this particular point, Rod Rosenstein’s priorities are misplaced,” Meadows told reporters. “His unwillingness to come before Congress and allow us to conduct proper Congressional oversight, along with the other information that we’ve learned over the last week or so, would indicate that Rod Rosenstein has not displayed the candor of which would support one’s theory of actually believing that he has been open and honest in all regards.”

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), member of the House Judiciary Committee, takes questions from the press as FBI agent Peter Strzok meets with the House Judiciary Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), member of the House Judiciary Committee, takes questions from the press as FBI agent Peter Strzok meets with the House Judiciary Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan

Catherine Herridge, Fox’s chief intelligence correspondent, told “Outnumbered Overtime” host Harris Faulkner that Meadows appeared to believe other witnesses had been more forthcoming — and more honest — than Rosenstein. “He also noted they’ve had more candor from other witnesses who have been willing to come to Capitol Hill, some voluntarily, some with the threat of a subpoena to submit to a transcribed interview.” (RELATED: ‘Very Soon’: House Chairman Plans To Subpoena Rod Rosenstein)

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Meadows has been very critical of Rosenstein in recent weeks, claiming that the deputy attorney general has stonewalled requests for the release of documents and has been uncooperative with regard to answering questions.

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