House GOP to question Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein over allegations that he wanted to wiretap Trump

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reportedly agreed to meet privately with lawmakers to answer questions over allegations that he wanted to wiretap President Donald Trump last year.

What’s the situation?

Last week, the New York Times published an anonymously sourced story that Rosenstein allegedly proposed secretly recording the president and invoking the 25th Amendment to oust Trump from office.

While some dismissed the claims, citing reports from sources that Rosenstein was joking when he made the purported comments, the House Judiciary Committee has called the deputy AG to Capitol Hill to give some explanation.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) tweeted out early Friday, “Leadership has agreed to call Rod Rosenstein before Congress, for a closed door hearing with our panel investigating, so he can explain his alleged comments on ‘wiring’ POTUS — as well as other inconsistent statements. If Mr. Rosenstein fails to show up, we will subpoena him.”

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