GOP Rep: Rosenstein, McCabe Should Face Contempt Charges If Congress Doesn't Get Dossier Docs
A Florida Republican congressman said this week that the Justice Department may need a "purging" to get rid of those officials who have been operating in a political manner.
Rep. Francis Rooney of Naples reiterated his suggestion to Leland Vittert on "America's News HQ" on Saturday, saying he "doesn't like what we've seen" from people like FBI Agent Peter Strzok.
He said that Strzok and DOJ official Bruce Ohr operated with an "ends-justify-the-means behavior to try to discredit the Trump campaign."
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"What was this 'insurance' [they] talked about 'in Andy's office'?" he asked, referring to an alleged "insurance policy" against Trump's election that was reportedly talked about in the presence of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Rooney said the DOJ has until January 3 to submit documents to Congress about the so-called 'Trump dossier'.
Ohr was found to have met with officials from Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier.
"If they don't produce those documents... they should be held in contempt," he said, adding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as well as McCabe should return to Congress to testify on the matter.
Vittert asked if Rooney wanted a second special counsel to investigate the Justice Department, but the congressman said he has faith in the department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, to do the job.
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