The House Rules Committee has teed up a vote on a resolution put forth by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) to ‘encourage’ the Justice Department to release documents subpoenaed by Congress…months ago.
The documents of concern are of course related to the FISA Warrant program and the FBI’s use of a confidential informant embedded in the Trump campaign.
Though unenforceable on its own, Meadows’ resolution rests on the threat of impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if the docs fail to be delivered by July 6.
We know it’s a novel concept, but perhaps Congress does, in fact, have the power the Founders actually intended in the Constitution. Do it!
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The House plans to vote this week on a new resolution from a House Republican who has been pressing the Justice Department for a pile of documents for months — a sign that the back-and-forth between the agency and Trump-allied lawmakers is heating back up.
The House Rules Committee is set to meet Wednesday afternoon to agree on the terms of the debate, meaning the resolution by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., could come to the floor as early as Thursday.
The text of the Meadows resolution, which is unenforceable, replaces a similar resolution that passed by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.