The House is not expected to vote immediately on the resolution but a confrontation over Rosenstein could expose serious divisions within the GOP over how to handle ongoing investigations into President Trump.
The impeachment articles come as evidence continues to mount regarding the Department of Justice's problematic decision-making during the 2016 campaign and conduct surrounding the transition to President Trump's administration in 2017. "But if not as soon as tomorrow we could do a privileged motion that would require a vote within two days".
Meadows and Jordan profess to have reached the end of their patience in a meeting with DoJ folk today that other Republican Members present seemed to find satisfactory.
Rosenstein bristled when Jordan, the Ohio Republican, asked him why he was "keeping information from Congress". Rosenstein has overseen the Russia investigation since a year ago, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the probe following reports of his meeting with the Russian ambassador.
Put another way, if seems more possible that instead of rooting out some secret government conspiracy to hide documents, these conservatives' frustration over access is rooted more in normal tension between information sharing between the executive and legislative branch. Should Trump at some point decide to just get rid of the deputy AG, being able to say he was the target of a real live impeachment effort might be handy.