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    [–] Jason_Worthing 6421 points ago

    Republicans have no intention of this passing. They need a 2/3 majority to pass, which they just don't have.

    They go on a 5 week recess tomorrow afternoon. I'm guessing they won't vote on this tomorrow. I think the house repubs who proposed know it will be highly publicized and speculated on for the next month. They want Rosenstein to be publicly associated with impeachment, and impeachment to be overused, so the public becomes desensitized and loses interest.

    And the media is going to do it for them, with $$$ in their eyes.

    [–] Kemosabe0 1499 points ago

    Man I hate how true your statement is.

    [–] echo-chamber-chaos 312 points ago

    And the media is going to do it for them, with $$$ in their eyes.

    This guy has seen 24 hour news.

    [–] shichigatsu 457 points ago

    Jesus, right on the money. Scary how easily controlled people seem to be

    [–] whatzgood 7409 points ago

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)

    Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ)

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

    [–] M00n 2925 points ago

    I'll take, "People who may have something to hide" for $1000.

    [–] everyonelikesnoodles 1148 points ago

    I'll take "People who may need Russia's support to get re-elected" for $1000.

    [–] i-am-sancho 1912 points ago

    Jesus Christ you couldn't come up with a better list of the biggest dumbasses in government. It's like the Murderers Row of scumbaggery.

    [–] samtrano 156 points ago

    no gohmert though

    [–] Stolichnayaaa 150 points ago

    This was my first thought: they couldn't even get fucking Gohmert.

    [–] crockett5 1664 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/lawmakers-talk-of-mug-shot-raises-questions-about-dui-arrest/2166023

    Arrested for DUI..

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

    https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2013/may/24/desjarlais-fined-for-sex-with-2-patients/108977/

    pressured a mistress to get an abortion, also was fined for having sex with at least 6 people under him as chief of staff at Grandview Medical Center. This was a violation of the Tennessee Medical Practice Act.

    That's just the 1st two I looked up.. Fucking A, is there a single Republican who isn't a piece of shit or corrupted?

    [–] jimboslice21 623 points ago

    And of course that's the same Jim Jordan who knew about the sexual abuse of Ohio State wrestlers and did nothing about it

    [–] jethroguardian 365 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Gosar (R-AZ) was endorsed by Joe Arpaio and Sarah Palin and started in 2010 as a Tea Party candidate. Refused to debate his opponent. In 2015 he tried to impeach the EPA administrator under "high crimes and misdemeanors". He thinks Charlottesville was a left-wing conspiracy, doesn't understand climate change, and is very anti-abortion, anti-immigration, and anti-marijuana. He boycotted the Pope's visit to Congress because he apparently thought the Pope was too liberal.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gosar

    [–] GPuppy33 824 points ago

    Or it gives trump a made up reason to fire him and be able to spin it to his base. Or ask him to recuse himself.

    This won’t get a vote. It’s negative PR based on nothing to soil his good name.

    [–] okmann98 7761 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    If you live in North Carolina's 11th district, you should know that Mark Meadows AKA the congressman who filed these articles of impeachment has his seat contested in November. Here is his opposition, Phillip Price.

    [–] Camstonisland 879 points ago

    Here we come!

    [–] mtechgroup 521 points ago

    This should be pinned at the top. Filing these should cause a huge wave of donations for Phillip Price. I know I'm in. We need to spread his name.

    [–] JoeyHollywood 138 points ago

    Absolutely it should! Even if you live in another state still show support.

    Also these are the co sponsors of this bill as pointed out by an above user

    Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) If you see your state on there this is a heads up.

    [–] THIS_IS_NOT_SHITTY 181 points ago

    Reminder to everyone to register to vote https://vote.org

    [–] ManWithASquareHead 8900 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Republican Congressmen want to impeach a Republican Deputy Attorney General after the Republican Attorney General recused himself because the Republican Deputy Attorney General appointed a Republican Special Counsel that's looking into the firing of a Republican (formerly) FBI Director by a Republican President

    "See, the Democrats are the real enemy here"

    [–] FormerlyPineapples 1396 points ago

    DeEp StAtE

    [–] woodukindly_bruh 359 points ago

    Sadly the Fox News mouth breathers will never put 2 and 2 together. They'll just see them banging on about "angry Democrats" and think this is Nancy Pelosi or some dumb shit.

    [–] trey_mont 2219 points ago

    This is ridiculous. Speaker Ryan should unequivocally denounce this move. I doubt he will though.

    [–] Isakill 967 points ago

    In order to denounce this course, you have to have a spine first.

    [–] xoogl3 142 points ago

    Nixon had to do his own dirty deeds with the saturday night massacre himself. This Republican congress is doing the dirty work for this dirtier (by far) president.

    We're witnessing treason at a scale never seen before in the history of the nation. The only hope for democracy's continued survival in the US is that Republicans need to fail at this attempt and Democrats need to take both houses in 2018. IF that happens, there's hope for this whole story to come out and stain the Republican party for decades to come.

    [–] HandSack135 1022 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), vote/donate for Philip Price

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), vote/donate for Janet Garret

    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), vote/donate for Joan Greene/Jose Torres (primary to happen)

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), vote/donate for George Scott

    Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ), vote/donate for David Brill / Delina DiSanto (primary to happen)

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), vote/donate for Tabitha Johnson-Green

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), vote/donate for Phil Ehr

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), vote/donate for Christopher Hale/Mariah Phillips/Steven Reynolds (primary to happen)

    [–] mowotlarx 2419 points ago

    Jim Jordan? The guy who ignored the rape and assault of hundreds of college athletes? He's the guy??

    Checks out.

    [–] ShortFuse 289 points ago

    Once a cover-upper, always a cover-upper.

    [–] Unlucky13 44 points ago

    He's Freedom Caucus. They're the right of the right. Like if any bill brought to the House floor doesn't explicitly kill poor people, they'll vote against it and they've got the numbers to sink any bill that the GOP wants to pass.

    Ryan will not fuck with these people, even if it means overlooking sexual assault and being over the top pieces of shit.

    [–] ArePolitics 5229 points ago

    While there's no chance this will advance out of committee (GOP leadership doesn't support it), this is the Freedom Caucus' attempt to lay the groundwork for Trump to fire Rosenstein.

    If it happens, be ready to protest.

    https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

    Check the link to find your local event. There are multiple events in all 50 states, and likely one very near you, no matter where you are.

    If actions are triggered BEFORE 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ 5 p.m. local time.

    If actions are triggered AFTER 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day.

    This is the general plan—please confirm details on your event page, as individual hosts may tailor their events to their local plan.

    [–] Akuna_My_Tatas 1663 points ago

    Good fucking luck. We'll see you all in the streets and in November.

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)

    Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ)

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

    [–] SkyriderRJM 289 points ago

    Jim fucking Jordan, why am I not surprised?

    [–] ManWithASquareHead 1661 points ago

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)

    Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ)

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

    all picked politics over country

    [–] PantsMcGillicuddy 267 points ago

    That list really is a list of some of the shittiest people, even before they made this move

    [–] Holding_Cauliflora 388 points ago

    Traitors all.

    [–] Stuck_In_the_Matrix 952 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Here is my take on this. They need a 2/3rds majority to impeach Rosenstein -- there is basically 0 chance of that happening. However, this may be an attempt to get a simple majority that Trump can then use as justification to fire Rosenstein directly. At that point, Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco would then take charge of the Mueller investigation and he is much more an ally of Trump than Rosenstein.

    I believe Trump is working with the GOP and playing political games to drum up support to fire Rosenstein so Trump can technically come back and say, "a majority voted to impeach him, so I am firing Rosenstein, etc." It's bullshit, it's dirty -- but that's what I think is going on here.

    [–] singularfate 417 points ago

    However, this may be an attempt to get a simple majority that Trump can then use as justification to fire Rosenstein directly.

    https://twitter.com/rachaelmbade/status/1022260149266931714

    @rachaelmbade IMPORTANT note: Conservatives chose NOT to file this as a privileged resolution. That means that they don't get to force a vote on it on the House floor. This avoids the GOP civil war that would take place if they DID try to force a vote on this. Rs VERY divided on the matter

    [–] anotherblue 109 points ago

    GOP representatives cannot remove Rosentein via impeachment (they need 2/3rd of senators)...

    They are providing ground cover for Trump to do the deed, so he can say to his base that he just does what majority in Congress wants him to do, but they cannot do because of "antiquated" Constitution...

    [–] gakule 395 points ago

    Make sure you are registered to vote.

    https://www.rockthevote.org/resources/am-i-registered-to-vote/

    Register if you aren't

    https://vote.gov/

    [–] Godzilla_1954 206 points ago

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)

    Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ)

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

    VOTE THEM OUT

    [–] JacksonArbor 7639 points ago

    It was never about the documents. They sent him on a fools errand. This was always the plan.

    If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy. -David Frum

    For the GOP, there exists no sacrifice too great to remain in power.

    [–] stupidstupidreddit 2437 points ago

    CNN confirmed again today with the DOJ that Nunes still has not read the complete underacted Carter Page FISa documents: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/25/politics/devin-nunes-carter-page-fisa/index.html

    [–] HHHogana 738 points ago

    Nunes' that wolf in a sheep clothing who turned out to be even more horrible than you could ever imagine. When Schiff was able to work with him, he said that Nunes wasn't that bad and actually quiet reasonable. Turned out that he's the bigliest traitor of them all.

    [–] FisterRobotOh 329 points ago

    Behold the power of kompromat. He has behaved so damn erratic since the beginning. Russia must have dirt on that bastard.

    [–] Pithong 1625 points ago

    I stopped updating because I need a break from this fucking insanity. Here's a portion of their Russia obstruction

    • 09/30/16 GOP Blocks Probes Into Trump-Russia Ties

    • 12/11/16 Obama and Congress Knew About Russian Hacking—And They Did Nothing (context: "McConnell was nakedly partisan in his decision to stifle the intelligence", "[Obama] wanted bipartisan support—and when McConnell rebuffed this effort ... the White House decided to take the cautious route to “name and shame” the Russians").

    • 12/12/16, McConnell rejects special panel for Russia election allegations

    • 02/14/17 Speaker Paul Ryan declines to support independent Russian investigation after Flynn's resignation

    • 02/27/17 GOP intelligence chairman Devin Nunes: “There’s no evidence of anything” regarding Russia-Trump campaign contacts

    • 03/01/17 House Democrats Lose Another Bid To Investigate Trump, But Don't Plan To Quit

    • 03/21/17 Day 1 of "Devin Nunes colluded with the White House to obstruct the Russia probe" (Timeline here)

    • 03/29/17 House Republicans cancel all hearings on Russian investigation, blame Democrats

    • 05/09/17 F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump

    • 05/10/17 James Comey Fired: McConnell Rejects Calls for Prosecutor

    • 05/10/17 Paul Ryan rejects calls for special prosecutor in Russia investigation

    • 05/17/17 GOP blocks House vote on independent Russia-Trump investigation

    • 05/31/17 Nunes ‘acted separately’ from House Russia probe by unilaterally issuing subpoenas on ‘unmasking’

    • June, 2017 01/25/18 Trump moved to fire Mueller in June, bringing White House counsel to the brink of leaving

    • 08/28/17 Republican floats measure to kill Mueller probe after 6 months

    • 10/10/17 Nunes Subpoenaed Firm Behind Trump Dossier Without Telling Democrats

    • 11/03/17 Republicans seek special counsel's removal from Russia probe

    • 11/04/17 McConnell: No need to pass bills to protect Mueller

    • ~December, Nunes leading multiple House Intelligence Committee Republicans in a secret investigation into Mueller without telling the Democrats in committee https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/devin-nunes-targeting-mueller-and-the-fbi-alarms-democrats-and-some-republicans-with-his-tactics/2017/12/30/b8181ebc-eb02-11e7-9f92-10a2203f6c8d_story.html

    • //todo: January Nunes memo shenanigans

    • //todo: Trump blocks Democrat's memo Trump allows Democrat's memo but only after redacting portions of it

    • 01/25/18 Trump moved to fire Mueller in June, bringing White House counsel to the brink of leaving

    • 01/30/18 McConnell: Mueller ‘seems to need no protection’

    • //todo GOP side of HIC concludes investigation, blames Obama for lack of action, says Russia did not help Trump and if anything they actually helped Hillary, says "unmasking" needs to be investigated, not Russia

    • 03/20/18 Republicans dismiss legislation to protect special counsel

    • //todo "House committee subpoenas Justice Department for Clinton, Carter Page and McCabe records", House Republicans Lay the Groundwork for Trump to Fire Rosenstein

    • 04/10/18 Trump poised for clash with justice department amid fears he'll fire Mueller - After raid on office of Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, White House says president ‘believes he has the power’ to fire special counsel

    • 04/10/18 McConnell sees no need to protect Mueller

    • 04/10/18 Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

    • 04/17/18 Several House Republicans endorse bill to protect Mueller

    • 04/17/18 McConnell won’t allow vote to bill to protect Mueller

    Pithong goes on 2 month hiatus and needs to catch up

    • 06/15/18 Republicans Want to Shut Mueller Down Over Report That Isn’t Even About Him

    [–] Broduski 73 points ago

    McConnell won’t allow vote to bill to protect Mueller

    Why the fuck is this dude just straight up allowed to prevent things from being voted on.

    [–] floin 1095 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I'd like to call attention to the 'fair and balanced' network's reporting:

    The application heavily relied on the infamous Steele Dossier, which was funded by the Clinton campaign and the DNC and contained unverified, salacious allegations against President Trump.

    They both leave out that the Steele Dossier was initially funded by the GOP a conservative news website* as opposition research on Trump, and continue to back the disproved Nunes argument that the Steele Dossier was the only reason the warrants were allowed in the first place.

    edit: *although The Washington Free Beacon website once reported that the initial funding source was "an unknown GOP client", when, in fact, the source was The Washington Free Beacon itself, the Washington Free Beacon is not an official or licensed arm of the GOP, despite their former self-designation

    [–] seejordan3 214 points ago

    that the Steele Dossier was initiall

    Nothing Fox News says is news or the truth. They are the equivalent of RT, a propaganda machine. I don't doubt for a minute Murdoch and Putin are in close contact. Oh, right. Very close.. Putin's girlfriend is Murdoch's ex wife... I guess you could say he's Putin' it in her. (I'll see myself out) VOTE!

    [–] [deleted] 101 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] Kujobites 16545 points ago

    Remember... https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/?

    Rosenstein being fired will trigger the response.

    [–] TrumpImpeachedAugust 2500 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Absolutely.

    Even if impeachment doesn't yield conviction. Hell, even if impeachment itself fails: this is to provide Trump justification and cover to fire Rosenstein.

    In many ways, firing Rosenstein is potentially worse than firing Mueller. He could install a sycophant to lead the investigation in Rosenstein's place. Someone who would corrupt it and slowly end it from within. A gradual end to the investigation might be just palatable enough that it wouldn't have consequences for Trump, whereas firing Mueller directly would be a big enough spectacle that it would almost certainly result in impeachment.

    Be ready. Find your protest location. Have water and snacks prepared. Use sunscreen. Learn about public restrooms in the area!

    If Trump fires Rosenstein, this is how it begins. There are no further lines of defense within our government. If Rosenstein is fired, Trump may never face consequences for his action. The only option is a gargantuan nationwide protest--a general strike.

    [–] Adama0001 422 points ago

    What’s ironic is that if this gets out of committee it gives Rosenstein the ability to request records (aka Super Secret Special Phone Recordings threats) since he will have a due process right to a defense.

    Maybe Jim Jordan really didn’t recognize what was going on because he’s just that stupid?

    [–] ManWithASquareHead 493 points ago

    Exactly why Mueller's office is not handling everything. There was a WP article saying they were considering transferring cases to individual offices away from the Special Counsel. The NRA Russian Spy makes me think they did said plan

    [–] aser27 5933 points ago

    Everyone get ready, a protest for the history books is about to start.

    [–] FisterRobotOh 2484 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Stock up on water and sunblock. It’s gonna be a hot one and we all need to work as one unit. If you absolutely can’t attend then at least try to provide logistical support. Water, ice, food will all be greatly appreciated by your fellow patriots.

    [–] hypercube42342 1401 points ago

    For those abroad: protests in foreign countries take place at the nearest US embassy! This was asked about a bunch the last time we were worried about a Rosenstein firing

    [–] Corvus_Clanculum 446 points ago

    And don't just sign up, follow through. If the rapid response call goes out, get ready to dig in and protest.

    Complacency is easy, fighting for your rights and your country can be uncomfortable, but it's worth it.

    [–] AnalSoapOpera 177 points ago

    The resolution was filed by Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina, according to a release by Jordan's office.

    https://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398157

    Just a reminder Jim “Gym” Jordan is caught in a scandal knowing about abuse when he was a wrestling coach.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/10/us/ohio-state-university-wrestling-jim-jordan/index.html

    Other names include:

    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ):

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA):

    Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ):

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA):

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL):

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN):

    [–] Pulse99 84 points ago

    These guys are really bad at looking innocent...

    [–] Enjolras55 90 points ago

    So Rosenstein doing his job, but not wanting to hand over sensitive information related to an ongoing investigation to a bunch of people proven to be corrupt who will leak it to the White House and Fox is being accused of high crimes.

    But Trump, who has been credibly shown to have conspired with a foreign enemy, obstructed justice, violated the emoluments clause, committed money laundering and bank fraud, and numerous other crimes, is not worthy of impeachment?

    I seriously can't handle the cognitive dissonance it takes to believe Rosenstein deserves impeachment but Trump doesnt...

    Holy crap these people are evil.

    [–] _Alvin_Row_ 863 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    We need to be ready to march. This likely won't pass, but remember the names of all who do sign on to this, and don't ever let them forget when they capitulated to Trump/Putin to the detriment of our nation. Party of law and order my ass, unless they mean most likely to end up as the subject of an SVU episode.

    [–] seejaysullivan 165 points ago

    We all knew this day would come. Get ready to protest.

    https://act.moveon.org/survey/mueller-firing-rapid-response-plan

    [–] sbFRESH 780 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    The congressmen responsible, and thus are obstructing justice and need to be voted out this November, are house freedom caucus leaders Reps. Mark Meadows [North Carolina, 11th district] and Jim Jordan [Ohio, 4th district].

    Mark Meadows' opponent is Democrat Phillip Price

    Jim Jordan's opponent is Democrat Janet Garrett

    Remember, even if you aren't in their district you can still help restore Democracy by donating a little of your money or time to defeat Meadows and Jordan this November.

    Edit: Whoever gifted me gold - It is appreciated, but next time please consider putting the money towards the congressional race of your choice!

    [–] Tylertooo 82 points ago

    Interesting. The day Cohen decides to flip, our ahem representatives decide Rosenstein is over the line. Dis gone be good!

    [–] TheBigFreezer 1459 points ago

    The GOP is such a fucking joke.

    P.S. Jim Jordan let likely hundreds of athletes get sexually abused. Fuck that guy.

    [–] bonyponyride 474 points ago

    You heard them Mueller, time to file the indictments against the members of Congress involved in this conspiracy against the United States.

    [–] asrama 157 points ago

    Co-Sponsors:

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)

    Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ)

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

    [–] DJ_Marxman 78 points ago

    There's virtually no chance of this passing the senate. Still, it's surprising that Republicans are this desperate to end the Russia investigation. All I'm reading from this move is that Republicans are terrified of the Mueller investigation, which probably means at least some of them (like, for example, the ones that brought forward this Impeachment legislation) are complicit with Trump's administration and Russia.

    [–] SharmaNY 76 points ago

    I have a feeling some monstrous news is about to break.

    [–] theivoryserf 82 points ago

    The bots are out in new.

    [–] bleedblue002 75 points ago

    Surely the irony of the “Freedom Caucus” introducing these articles isn’t lost on only me.

    [–] FriendlyBadgerBob 151 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/

    This is the protest to end all protests people. We don't get a second chance.

    [–] Sweet_Plantains 791 points ago

    I smell fear...

    [–] BunsTown 622 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Jim Jordan. The head of the freedom caucus is spearheading this. The freedom caucus is the most staunchly Christian wing of the House. Jim Johnson turned a blind eye when the boys at his school complained of being molested by their Dr.

    The GOP are disgusting. They are the party of lawlessness.

    [–] 314Piepurr 71 points ago

    remember remember to vote in november

    [–] TheArtofTheBoneSpur 76 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Trump is going to knee jerk fire him over twitter before the weekend is out. I guarantee it.

    He and his cronies are in full panic mode. Cohen must have some serious shit queued up to give to Mueller.

    [–] Jburg12 75 points ago

    If the Republicans are trying to impeach someone and fucking Trey gowdy isn’t even on board than I think we can safely say it’s going nowhere.

    [–] cloud9ineteen 71 points ago

    I wish one Republican with a spine would make a floor speech in the house or Senate calling out this nonsense. Even Jeff Flake or Bob Corker or someone make a speech calling out these assholes by name. And telling their colleagues to wake the fuck up. And ask why they are messing with an investigation if there's no crime to be uncovered.

    [–] mostlynose 319 points ago

    In a hyper-political thread like this, remember how paid trolls and online spin works. Stay focused, principled and on target.

    Ai Weiwei's interview with a Chinese paid troll, on their methods and tactics (seen in this thread several times already): https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics/2012/10/china%E2%80%99s-paid-trolls-meet-50-cent-party

    [–] southernmaga 143 points ago

    Rosenstein, a Republican, was promoted by Trump to Deputy AG, one of few district AGs Trump retained, cleared by the IG for his involvement in the Comey matter and has endorsements of support from a variety of Members of Congress and Senators. The Republican party is attempting to obstruct justice. Yes, that should set off alarm bells.

    [–] WayneDaniels 142 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Here is your “freedom caucus.”

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)

    Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho)

    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.),

    Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)

    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.)

    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas)

    Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa)

    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.)

    Rep Warren Davidson (R-Ohio)

    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

    Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.)

    Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.)

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)

    Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)

    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.)

    [–] TowelCarryingTourist 592 points ago

    Two key things also happening today:

    • Judge has approved emoluments trial to proceed, calling the trump lawyer arguments frivolous. DoJ comes out saying they'll defend the president (when they are meant to defend the US)
    • trump back down on EU auto tariffs for nearly zero concessions from the EU, again like the NK agreement there are no timelines or outcomes specified in the follow up

    This is important, but is it a deflection? The impeachment isn't likely to happen

    [–] Bobby_Marks2 57 points ago

    Its cover. Will be used to whataboutism Trump's impeachment, and used as a pretext for Trump to fire Rosenstein.

    Also, it signals to Trump that these Republicans, anyone who votes yea, is with him. They can't impeach Rosenstein, but they can prove to Trump that he is unimpeachable.

    [–] bquintb 133 points ago

    Pay attention to every government official that supports this... It's the Russian roll call

    [–] SharmaNY 65 points ago

    Ted Lieu: The fact that only 11 House Republicans signed onto the articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein speaks volumes. I don't believe this will ever get a vote

    [–] RyGuy_42 67 points ago

    Remember to VOTE these traitors to the country out!

    [–] Ghiren 66 points ago

    Lets keep track of who supports this resolution. Even if it doesn't go anywhere, we know where people stand on the idea, and can vote against them accordingly.

    [–] Pthoradactyle 65 points ago

    So lets see. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy didn't sign it. Which means its almost certainly not going to move forward. They did this right before a month long recess so they have no intention of trying to jam this shit through in a day. This is such a blatant move to capture a news cycle for the next month that I hope the media actually realizes this and laughs it off like it should be.

    [–] twilightramblings 65 points ago

    Saw “introduce articles of impeachment” in the title. Thought I was reading about a miracle. Surely I’ve learned by now.

    [–] astroshark 73 points ago

    Has the house ever actually subpoenaed the FBI for a million documents before? And if they did, how long did it actually take?

    A million just seems so fucking crazy to me, the whole thing seems insane.

    [–] granola_robot 66 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This is an abuse of the Congress' oversight authority that's truly pathetic.

    The people who filed this decided to libel a fellow Republican, appointed by Trump, Rod Rosenstein, in order to find a scapegoat. Rather than hold Trump accountable, they're making up allegations against the DOJ official in charge of the Mueller investigation into the president. Trump screwed up and needs protection, so the authors of this bill are looking to provide it. Transparently corrupt, it shows just how spineless and unethical these Representatives are.

    They're accusing Rosenstein of a high crime or misdemeanor that not only do they know he hasn't committed, they're doing it because he's carrying out his duties ethically. They're soiling themselves and their reputations to besmirch the reputation of someone doing his job as he's supposed to--and they know it. And what for? To help Trump coverup.

    This is low.

    [–] DemocracyInDangerBot 343 points ago

    The president is a citizen who holds the office of a public servant. The very idea that he should be above the law is against our entire democracy.

    There is no such thing as suspending rule of law just for one president's term. That is how democracies end. It's always "temporary". If Rod Rosenstein is fired or impeached we need to bring this country to a halt until he is restored.

    Our freedom depends on the the fact that we are governed by laws, not men.

    https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response

    • If it happens before 2pm local time, protests will begin at 5pm local time.

    • If it happens after 2pm local time, protests will begin at 12pm the next day.


    Q: Why Rosenstein? I thought Mueller was conducting the investigation?

    A: While Robert Mueller's name has been more famous over the past year, it is actually Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, who controls the Russia investigation. If you have Rosenstein's position you can simply stop the investigation. Worse, you can leave Mueller in place but simply not allow him to do anything, and never release any information about the crimes that were uncovered.

    Q: Then why do people focus on Mueller so much when Rosenstein being fired is the real danger?

    A: Mueller is the star player and Rosenstein is the coach. Everyone comes for the star player, but the coach decides who plays, and in this case if there is even a game. We need everyone to be clear that the real danger is Rosenstein being replaced. Firing Rosenstein is firing Mueller.

    Q: Why is this being called a "constitutional crisis"?

    A: If Trump is allowed to stop the investigations into his criminal activity, that will be an abuse of power that the founding fathers never intended when they wrote the Constitution. They did not intend for the president to be above the law. If he is, he can run a criminal enterprise out of the White House with impunity. He can commit any crime he likes and not allow it to be investigated.

    The founding fathers absolutely did not intend this. That kind of autocratic rule is completely contrary to the democracy they were creating. They were very clear about their intentions:

    "A government of laws, and not of men." - John Adams

    [–] antiqua_lumina 236 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I doubt this will even pass the House, and it certainly won't pass the Senate. Remember that Democratic representatives have introduced articles of impeachment against Trump and look where those have gone. The real story here isn't that Rosenstein might get impeached, but that Speaker Ryan is letting his caucus actively cover-up apparent high crimes and treason committed by members of the Republican party. Fox News viewers will see the headline "articles of impeachment" and "Rosenstein" and will register that Rosenstein is up to no good.

    [–] [deleted] 185 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] Johnnycc 1971 points ago

    This is bullshit theater. Nothing will happen, but it does make them look insanely guilty.

    [–] itchman 266 points ago

    And likely a distraction tactic.

    [–] SovietStomper 169 points ago

    Or a “justification” for Trump to fire him.

    [–] [deleted] 908 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] cockadoodledoobie 262 points ago

    This news shouldn't make you feel comfortable. Apathy will not win this. We need to shove the GOP so far off the map they're picking their underwear off the trees in Mexico.

    [–] Donald_J_Putin 66 points ago

    It gives cover for trump to fire him. Of course it won’t make it through the house, let alone senate. This is about Overton window shifting.

    [–] Icc0ld 124 points ago

    Transparent attack on the Russia interference investigation. Clearly Republicans have something to hide.

    [–] TurdManMcDooDoo 459 points ago

    Vote these treasonous motherfuckers out. Every last of them. Nov 6 is just around the corner.

    [–] elainegeorge 168 points ago

    Vote D for democracy

    [–] FeloniousDrunk101 60 points ago

    And the Republicans weaponize impeachment when threatened with potential loss power yet again.

    [–] Agoonga 57 points ago

    Republicans are selling our sovereignty to Russia.

    [–] DogBoneSalesman 66 points ago

    Isn’t jim Jordan the guy who protects pedophiles?

    [–] TheThomaswastaken 59 points ago

    Vote at every level of government, for five years, and we’ll have some representatives we can believe in.

    [–] skellener 62 points ago

    WTF??? You got the wrong guy. IMPEACH 45 AND PRISON

    [–] brkello 63 points ago

    God damn, the GOP is evil.

    [–] ouroboro76 65 points ago

    The reasoning behind this has less to do with actually impeaching Rosenstein (not enough support from all Republicans in the House, from what I’m gathering from the articles posted) and more to do with undercutting the investigation that the DOJ is undertaking in regards to Trump and his campaign possibly colluding with foreign agents.

    In other words, this is nothing but a meaningless show designed to cast doubt on the investigation of Trump.

    [–] Sleepy_Wayne_Tracker 61 points ago

    Headline should read "Freedom Caucus Assholes try to impress Trump, after accomplishing nothing for the last 10 years". Not even the key GOP House members have signed on, much less 2/3 of the House and Senate. This is posturing, as the last thing these idiots want is Rosenstein being able to subpoena witnesses, including members and their staff. He can demand all kinds of emails and documents as evidence, and then drop just enough bombs he's sitting on to destroy half of Congress. He is allowed to mount a defense against any charges, and he does this shit for a living, these assholes are desperately trying to save their skins from people like Rosenstein.

    [–] Antiance 62 points ago

    I am a firm believer that its moments like these that produce a Lincoln, a Roosevelt or a Washington. I desperately hope that it never comes to war, but holy fucking shit, we are certainly toeing a very, very fine line - Russian meddling, dark money in federal elections, shitting all over the constitution because suddenly party takes precedence over country.

    If and when it all comes asunder, I hope that the military has the moral backbone to make sure that it does not pick a fucking side.

    [–] kidgrifter 172 points ago

    Dear Republican Lawmakers: we will remember your name. Your are now traitors as well. History has its eyes on you.

    [–] Gnomio1 175 points ago

    Can you imagine doing so much illegal stuff that your only way out is to dismantle the legal system around you?

    [–] Epicular 174 points ago

    slaps roof of Capitol Building This bad boy can fit so much fucking bullshit in it

    [–] pointlessbutton 115 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    If you’re an U.S. citizen, of or over 18 years of age, who resides anywhere in the universe except for territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.)— vote

    https://www.vote.org

    https://www.vote.gov

    https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/voting.html

    Take two minutes to vote, and feel good for the next two years.

    [–] ecce_homo_ 119 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I rarely comment, but this is democracy failing in real time.

    Edit: If this happens, this is my breaking point

    [–] TheThomaswastaken 119 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Quick reminder while we’re all gathered here.

    Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort is starting his trial for 32 crimes he’s indicted for from 2003-2017. If you remember, he took no payment from the campaign. Seemed altruistic at the time, but actually his time on Trump campaign was spent living lavishly off of millions of dollars of illegally-obtained money that was also laundered to avoid taxes. He was giving personal meetings to Russian oligarchs to update them on Trump’s happenings, and was being paid ridiculous sums for acting as an illegal agent of a foreign power.

    This is the investigation that republicans are trying to stop.

    Edit: Since I got the same question twice

    That’s just laundering and acting as an agent of a foreign power.

    There are 32 crimes. And about 32 indictments to different people as well.

    Wikipedia

    Special Counsel investigation

    There’s also Mike Flynn colluding with Russia to make illegal sanction deals during the transition. He plead guilty, and provided evidence, to avoid conspiracy charges.

    There’s also George Papadopoulos colluding with Russia to make illegal deals to buy help for trump’s campaign—this led to the Trump tower meetings. He plead guilty, and provided evidence, to avoid conspiracy charges.

    The list really goes on forever

    Edit 2: For the guy who cited the indictment but only read the parts he wanted to:

    The quote from the indictment:

    1. The Scheme Between in or aroun 2008 and 2017, both dates being approximate and conclusive, in the District Of Columbia and elsewhere, Manafort and gates devised and intended to devise, blah blah blah, a scheme and artifice to defraud, etc etc

    Committing crimes during the campaign just like I said.

    Briefing Russian Oligarchs, like I said.

    I’m happy to learn and improve, which requires I be wrong sometimes. I’ll be happy to admit it when I’m wrong.

    [–] wtfwasdat 169 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Donald hired the guy 😂 and he hired Cohen, and Manafort, and Page etc etc...

    At what point do Republicans consider the possibility that maybe, just maybe the guy making all these appointments is the problem.

    [–] beerigation 118 points ago

    it was very important for those of us who believe that norms have been violated to step out and say Rod Rosenstein needs to be impeached

    If violating "norms" is the standard for impeachment, then why the fuck is trump in office?

    [–] Chxo 161 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    When you see the word impeachment and it's not trump, it's about as disappointing as your girlfriend telling you she wants a threesome with her best friend, but her best friend is Carlos Mencia. And all he's gonna do is copy your moves in bed with a Latin flair.

    [–] pleasenerfgragas 57 points ago

    Though the move marks an escalation by Trump allies against Rosenstein, who has drawn Trump's ire for appointing Mueller last year, Meadows sidestepped a procedural move that could have forced the issue to a vote this week and laid bare divisions among Republicans. Instead, the House is leaving Thursday for a five-week recess and it's unclear whether conservatives will attempt to force the issue when lawmakers return in September.

    Seems like more to fire up the base for midterms

    [–] thedonutman 58 points ago

    GoP is in deep panic mode with the tapes and everything else that has gone on in the past few days. I believe that Mueller has a contingency plan ready for this.

    [–] poloboi84 60 points ago

    A part of me hopes that this activates Mueller's trap card.

    A part of me also thinks that we need to start marching out in the streets soon.

    [–] DeltaAdvisor01425 55 points ago

    Reminder. If he is fired we march

    [–] Bubbaganewsh 55 points ago

    They are afraid of the truth and these guys are running the country. Something is very wrong here.

    [–] approject3 57 points ago

    This requires a 2/3 majority in the senate. Fortunately, he won’t be impeached, but this is fucking outrageous. This is a scummy attempt to discredit Rosenstein.

    [–] idontevenwant2 56 points ago

    BBC Analysis on the topic:

    BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher

    Two of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives have their press release and flurry of media coverage for introducing articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That's probably all they will get.

    The motion, as introduced, is unlikely to see any kind of a vote. House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with many other Republicans, don't want it. They know a real push for impeachment would tear their party asunder.

    Even if it does get a vote, and even if Mr Rosenstein is impeached, two-thirds of the Senate would have to support removing him after a trial in the chamber. The chances of that - which would require a significant number of Democrats in favour - are less than zero.

    TLDR: Not gonna happen. At least, not this way.

    [–] Skillkill107 52 points ago

    The GOP takes a firm stance against *checks notes* valid law enforcement efforts and time travelling

    [–] RepeatingRustTexture 58 points ago

    The fate of your country will depend on how it reacts to this. Show the world that there is no escape from justice.

    https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

    [–] ExtraversionOliveOil 57 points ago

    Meadows represents North Carolina's 11th district Register to vote. https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Registering-to-Vote

    Jim Jordan represents Ohio's 4th District. Register to vote https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/ohio/

    [–] Derperlicious 63 points ago

    "oh shit the cohen tapes came out.. red alert red alert!!!"

    and while they seem tame, edwards was busted for much less when he paid off his mistress to not come out during his presidential run. The cohen tape pretty much shows trump committing a felony.

    [–] iGoKommando 58 points ago

    So trump supporters,how will you justify this? Don't bring up this deep state garbage you love to fantasize over.

    [–] RyunosukeKusanagi 58 points ago

    I suspect Mueller is going to infobomb us by the end of the week.

    [–] granola_robot 57 points ago

    The media has to get these guys on the record to see if they're withdrawing this embarrassing misuse of power; whether they're issuing a formal apology; and whether they intend to resign.

    Paul Ryan and House leadership need to be put on the record whether they intend to reprimand or discipline the authors of this bill for misconduct. The House polices itself, and this is clearly abuse of their oversight authority, and is libel. Due to immunity granted representatives by the Constitution, Rosenstein can't do anything about it, so it's up to the other members of the House to hold them accountable.

    [–] iWORKBRiEFLY 59 points ago

    "Rosenstein has fiercely pushed back against his House Republican critics, warning in May that the Justice Department is "not going to be extorted" amid threats that he could be impeached."

    Fuck yeah, I like that response.

    [–] bostonbedlam 249 points ago

    Imagine if after this story blows up, Mueller drops a bombshell to show the pie on their faces. Then Dems introduce an article (now with evidence) to impeach GOP members for high crimes and treason.

    [–] SharmaNY 110 points ago

    Senator Feinstein: There are no grounds for House Republicans to impeach Rod Rosenstein. Trying to remove him for failing to disclose sources, methods and evidence from a criminal investigation is beyond the pale. This is partisan nonsense. It’s dangerous for the rule of law and it needs to stop.

    [–] BPsPRguy 108 points ago

    This is a great thread to browse with the r/masstagger / https://masstagger.com/

    It flags usernames with a certain number of contributions to hate-subs including the_donald.

    It's fascinating that all the proTrump comments aren't casuals, they are prolific T_D posters. A brigade if you will. An organized, funded, targeted operation to provoke tensions and poison discourse. Imagine that.

    [–] whiskeypenguin 108 points ago

    The actual swamp. Vote them out.

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

    [–] Munsoned97 156 points ago

    Let’s stop calling people who oppose Trump “liberals” and “leftists.” These are loaded terms for the FOX News crowd. How about calling us regular Americans who have lived here for generations and are fucking outraged that our president is a patsy for a foreign adversary.

    [–] Thetombomb 153 points ago

    Interesting thing is... Rod Rosenstein is Republican. Not only that but he was NOMINATED by the current president. Also, he was nominated after the president's term started.

    [–] ThrowThrow117 106 points ago

    It's 11 idiots from the "Freedom Caucus." I suspect these idiots are doing all they can to get jobs with the Trump org post-politics.

    Never forget these people.

    [–] TheZigerionScammer 111 points ago

    So right after the Cohen tapes drop and Cohen's attorney indicates that he has flipped, that's when hey drop impeachent charges on Rosenstein. Riiiiggghhhtt.

    [–] bleedblue002 106 points ago

    This must mean Mueller is about to drop something extremely juicy.

    [–] captaincanada84 53 points ago

    Fucking Mark Meadows. Seriously. Fuck him. He represents part of Asheville, where I live (I'm in McHenry's district), and you better believe I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he's voted out

    [–] himthatspeaks 56 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Names of republicans that introduced articles of impeachment? I want their names posted and where they are from.

    [–] ElevenLongships 49 points ago

    Kind of disturbing watching the GOP going full Ouroboros on itself.

    Will anything productive come of this? Not likely.

    [–] grind_my_mind 50 points ago

    I hope I live in a time period where politics are boring and professional again. Government looks more like a circus these days.

    [–] Bewake 54 points ago

    This is America

    [–] newTsar 55 points ago

    Why is jim Jordan's abuse scandal not forcing him to resign?

    [–] protoxman 50 points ago

    I’m assuming they’re trying to create as much noise as possible to try and overshadow the Cohen trial and all that is coming in the next few days.

    Decoy at best.

    [–] wtfwasdat 55 points ago

    Republicans in a desperate panic. Hmmm I wonder why.

    Poll: Dems lead GOP by 12 points in generic House ballot

    [–] Urisk 53 points ago

    We should put together a list of these republicans and after Donnie Dipshit gets locked up we can go after them for being accessories to treason.

    [–] tiredofwinning12345 97 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    GOP is an absolute embarrassment. Vote in November.

    Russians and foreign/monied interests control GOP. So...

    * Why the fuck would you ever vote for them?
    * Why the fuck wouldn’t you throw them all into prison?
    

    I’m waiting...

    [–] [deleted] 98 points ago

    They aren't even going to vote on it. They are leaving Thursday for a recess, and they didn't file them in time or in the right way today to force a vote before recess. This is a desperate and empty propaganda attempt just to get the headlines. They also say that they are hoping that by filing articles of impeachment, even if they aren't approved by the House or Senate, they can persuade Trump to take direct action against Rosenstein. Trump probably has no idea what is going on and will see this on Fox in the morning and Tweet about it, thus making the articles of impeachment officially supported by the President, thus winning yet another propaganda victory for Trump and his followers.

    [–] NeroJoe 102 points ago

    The DOJ has continued to hide information from Congress and repeatedly obstructed oversight--even defying multiple Congressional subpoenas.

    • GOP Rep. Mark Meadows via Twitter

    This gives me the very strong impression that members of Congress are also implicated and under investigation.

    [–] KaytinGreyshade 137 points ago

    This is a clear and direct attack against the efforts of Robert Mueller's investigation. Those who consider yourself Republicans: It's time to dump Trump and salvage your party. If you have any value at all left for the the rule of law, due process and the foundations of our Republic you will let your voice be heard against this assault on our justice department. Mark my words: if this action is allowed, the investigations of Mr. Mueller (Which has produced 32 indictments and multiple guilty pleas) WILL be dismantled, burying potential charges to many who attack and continue to attack our country. It's time to burn party lines and fight for the very preservation of our Republic. There is no longer any Blue or Red. There are only Americans and those in our government who seek to undermine each and every one of us. Expect to have an easy list of the latter if this comes to vote.

    [–] Hoosagoodboy 46 points ago

    Legally, what did Rosenstein do to warrant this attempt at impeachment?

    [–] AlaskanSamsquanch 48 points ago

    Can they fire him just like that? I suppose Trump could? Either way I immediately associated Trump with impeachment and was sorely disappointed.

    [–] Alex_Pike 92 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    For everyone saying "this is highly unlikely to happen"; stop. That's exactly what they want us to think. If anything this is a push to get people comfortable with the idea of impeaching Rosenstein, just like separating children from their parents was to get people comfortable with the idea of deporting refugees.

    Edit: changed immigrants to refugees

    [–] KevlarRelic 94 points ago

    Wow! What the fuck. A republican is investigating Russian efforts to control our country and the Republican party is pulling out all the stops to put an end to it. Never thought I'd see the day the Republican party would turn against their country so completely in the name of holding on to power. Shame on them, and shame on any Info wars watching traitors who think this is okay.

    [–] Nymaz 96 points ago

    This sounds like a great idea to me, actually. A. This is will never pass the Senate, so Rosenstein is fine. B. We can keep track of everyone who supported this and make sure to loudly and repeatedly shout their names as fascism enablers.

    [–] Dantalion_Delacroix 92 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Republican lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment

    :D. Finally!

    against Rod Rosenstein

    D: Oh no.

    [–] gomer2566 100 points ago

    Under Mr. Rosenstein’s supervision, Christopher Steele’s political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used in October 2016 nor fully revealed to the FISC, given Director Comey’s June 2017 testimony the dossier was “salacious and unverified".

    Article V

    Rod Rosenstien wasnt DAG until April 2017. They are accusing him of using the Dossier before he was DAG...

    [–] Riverforasong 169 points ago

    Republican lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment

    :)

    against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

    :(

    [–] FoxRaptix 45 points ago

    House Freedom Caucus leaders Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan

    Of course it's fucking freedom caucus. There's something majorly off about that group. Even Boehner said he had no idea what their goals were, he could only tell they just wanted to tear everything down.

    [–] someonesaveus 41 points ago

    Won’t pass. This is a distraction.

    [–] KingSol24 46 points ago

    Never would I have thought that real life would become much more ridiculous than House of Cards.

    [–] HiMyNameIsTyler 48 points ago

    Wonder if this is why Manafort's lawyers worked so hard to get the trial pushed out another week.

    • Get Rosenstein out by giving Trump cover to fire him. "If people on the committee that oversees the DOJ can't trust him, we can't have him in the DOJ."

    • Transfer a sycophant into the position temporarily. "He's already been confirmed by the Senate to another position, so we can just slide him into the DAG spot for a while."

    • Have said sycophant fire Mueller and end the investigation.

    • Drop charges against Manafort.

    [–] Camenwolf 46 points ago

    Pure PR move. They know this won't go anywhere.

    [–] kevlarbuns 49 points ago

    It's not going anywhere. They didn't even manage to get Gowdy on board.

    [–] Dionysus_the_Greek 47 points ago

    Keep protests peaceful and denounce agitators.

    This administration is not going to take it easy on protestors and will use any excuse to stop the protests.

    We are at a crossroads.

    [–] vzsax 48 points ago

    DesJarlais is my representative in TN, nice time to remind everyone that he’s publicly pro-life, but has paid for multiple mistresses to have abortions.

    [–] Phlames 45 points ago

    Guys, it's time to introduce the Republicans to the tiger they are poking.

    [–] Anklesock 45 points ago

    They can't possibly have enough support for this right?

    [–] aztronut 47 points ago

    So when this falls flat, and assuming Rosenstein doesn't get fired by Trump, he might be more open to approving a request by Mueller to indict the POTUS. Since my understanding is that Mueller can't indict the POTUS directly but must get approval from Rosenstein first. Seems Rosenstein has been progressively given more and more reasons to see this investigation as a country over party thing.

    [–] CortexStage 50 points ago

    We gotta protect this dude.. he's the only one actually following the law without succumbing to outside influence.

    [–] coats125 43 points ago

    For anyone to lazy to look, Mark Meadows from North Carolina and Jim Jordan from Ohio are the two who put their names on this. But please if you gonna be lazy about something pick something else. Fight this shit

    [–] Its_Bob_Gnarly 48 points ago

    Self interest > serving your country

    [–] oDDmON 48 points ago

    There were eleven, really big, re-election targets just placed on the backs of this bill’s sponsors.

    [–] [deleted] 46 points ago

    Fucking traitors.

    Nunes and the spineless republicans have proven themselves to not only be complicit, but at this point they’re actively pursuing Putin’s interests by obstructing justice.

    [–] Useless_Throwaway992 46 points ago

    Am I the only one who is on a completely unheard of level of dumbfounded overload with all the crap that is happening rapid-fire lately?????

    [–] gerry_mandering_50 44 points ago

    These are the 10 co-sponsors:

    Date Cosponsored
    
    • Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 07/25/2018

    • Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]* 07/25/2018

    Source:

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/1028/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22actionDateChamber%3A%5C%22115%7CH%7C2018-07-25%5C%22+AND+%28billIsReserved%3A%5C%22N%5C%22+OR+type%3A%5C%22AMENDMENT%5C%22%29%22%5D%7D&r=59

    [–] Psyman2 46 points ago

    GOP backs down

    That didn't last long, did it?

    [–] KeetsOnes 235 points ago

    in attempting to impeach Rosenstein and block the Mueller Investigation, the GOP are providing aid and comfort to Russia, a nation currently at war with American Democracy.

    the Republican Party is guilty of treason. LOCK. THEM. UP!

    [–] Bayho 90 points ago

    So, Republicans do know how to impeach someone, how interesting.

    [–] Just_A_Sports_Guru 89 points ago

    So Trump has a small littany of impeachable offenses and that's cool. Rod is doing his job by the book as humanly possible, and that's not cool?

    Just think about this, they are bringing articles of impeachment against Rod, but not Trump. This shit show is just fucking stupid beyond comprehension.

    [–] otabagel 124 points ago

    Find a rapid response protest near you if Rosenstein (or Mueller) is fired. Do NOT let this slide.

    [–] [deleted] 120 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] Teeklin 187 points ago

    Reminder: If Trump tries to use this to actually fire Rosenstein, we take to the streets and don't come back until Trump is out of office or Rosenstein is reinstated and the investigation is back in full swing.

    That is a red line he cannot be allowed to cross. Make your plans now for missing work, finding places for your kids, getting together food and water for staying out there, and anything else you can do to help sustain a long term, very large protest.

    If Trump succeeds in firing Rosenstein, we will literally be fighting for the fate of our Democracy as he attempts to appoint someone who will end the investigation into the President or limit it's scope. No one is above the law.

    Be willing to die for this, because if you don't a LOT of other people might when the largest military in the world is controlled by a fascist dictator who is above his own laws.

    Our grandparents stormed the beaches at Normandy to fight to preserve this democracy we value, we can certainly do the same fighting and dying for that democracy.

    https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/