ROSENSTEIN: I 'Won't Be EXTORTED' By Impeachment Threats

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the Justice Department in March

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the powers of his office to force the Department of Justice to turn over unredacted documents to Congress, he announced in a Wednesday tweet.

Rosenstein also personally signed off on an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of the home, office and hotel room of Michael Cohen, the president's personal lawyer. Jordan and Meadows have noted that articles of impeachment may be drafted against Rosenstein if he does not comply. In response, Rosenstein dismissed the development Tuesday. "Why such unequal 'justice?'" Trump tweeted Wednesday.

"There have been people making threats privately and publicly against me for quite some time", Mr. Rosenstein said.

Tuesday, Rosenstein saved his harshest fire for his critics in Congress, portraying the Republicans who leaked the draft document to the Post as cowards.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dismissed threats from antagonists in Congress on Thursday following months of tension between the Justice Department and conservative supporters of President Trump.

'At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!'

House Republicans have criticized the Justice Department for not providing a broad cache of documents as promptly and completely as they requested. "We're going to do what is required by rule of law and any kind of threats that anybody makes are not going to affect the way we do our job".

Soon afterward, the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, called Rosenstein's comment "a lot of rhetoric with little facts". Dershowitz suggested that the nature of the questions - particularly those about the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey - might mean that Rosenstein could get pulled into the case not as a lawyer but as a witness. I mean, I don't know who wrote it. The FBI doubled the number of employees reviewing documents, and the Justice Department has said it is "expeditiously" reviewing documents to produce to members.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly lashed out against the department and Sessions over decisions Trump has disagreed with, especially Sessions' decision to recuse from the Russian Federation investigation and Mueller's appointment. Democrats fear that a new deputy attorney general could hobble the investigation without ending it, a move that could create havoc ahead of the midterm elections.

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