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Says it is an effort to shut down Mueller investigation


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) condemned in the strongest terms the groundless Articles of Impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein introduced last night by members of the Freedom Caucus, and made the following statement:

“Rod Rosenstein is the guardian of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The sham pretext for this move is Rosenstein’s completely reasonable resistance to turning over certain documents in an ongoing criminal investigation, something that is never done and that would be a breach of his sworn duties. It’s obvious that the ulterior motive for this effort to impugn the reputation of Mr. Rosenstein is a desperate plan to hobble a probe that is getting too close to President Trump’s inner circle.  It is critical that we prevent this impeachment effort from going further and it’s essential that we pass the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (H.R. 5476) immediately.”

Video of Cohen’s statement:



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