Trey Gowdy postpones House meeting with Rod Rosenstein

Voters and Republicans have been waiting to hear from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and now they are going to have to wait a little longer.

Saying that committee members would not be able to get all of their questions in during the allotted time, GOP Sens. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) postponed the testimony to a later date.

Restrictions

Rosenstein is expected to be asked about alleged comments he made that were disparaging to the President of the United States.

Among other things, he allegedly recommended taping conversations with the President for the purpose of invoking the 25th Amendment.

Together, Gowdy and Goodlatte released a statement Tuesday announcing the delay in his testimony, which had been originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

“The Committees are unable to ask all the questions of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein within the time allotted for tomorrow’s transcribed interview, therefore, the interview will be postponed,” the statement read.

“Mr. Rosenstein has indicated his willingness to testify before the Judiciary and Oversight Committees in the coming weeks in either a transcribed interview or a public setting,” the statement continued.

Mid-Term Elections

This is somewhat of a blow to Republicans in terms of the mid-term elections.

Republicans were adamant they wanted to get Rosenstein on the stand to get answers about what he did or did not say before the mid-terms took place.

One of the more disturbing allegations being made against Rosenstein is that last year he proposed wearing a wire specifically to try to prove Trump was not mentally fit to be president.

Rosenstein, for his part, has stated that the comment was not made seriously.

The allegations had the media speculating whether Trump was going to dismiss Rosenstein.

Trump, however, said recently that he and Rosenstein had a friendly chat on Air Force One and now have a much better understanding of each other.

While the media and Democrats continue to push the narrative that Trump is going to fire him, Rosenstein’s camp says that is not the case.

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In fact, several reports have come out in which Rosenstein’s people have said he is under less pressure now than ever before.

It is unfortunate these hearings have been delayed, but hopefully sometime soon, the American people will get to hear from Rosenstein himself while he is under oath.

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