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Separately, Jordan said Thursday that he is running for speaker of the House, vying to take over Ryan's spot as Ryan is not running for re-election to Congress in November. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was President Trump - a signal from the roughly dozen party conservatives who backed the measure that if Trump moves to fire Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller, they will back him up.

The articles were filed just before the House convenes for a five-week recess. They have expressed anger with what they say is Rosenstein's lack of cooperation in providing documents related to the Russian Federation investigation to Congress.

Members can bring articles of impeachment against a federal official, or the House could pass a resolution prompting an investigation.

Meadows's move is reminiscent of when, in July 2015, he filed a resolution to unseat John Boehner as speaker of the House.

Donald Trump nominated him to serve as Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice on February 1, 2017. Meadows and his fellow co-sponsors believe Rosenstein has failed to comply with document requests from Congress.

Ryan's tone was far different. While we have acted in good faith and given DAG Rosenstein every opportunity to comply with Congressional requests, he has evaded our attempts to conduct oversight time and time again.

"Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's failure to recuse himself in light of this inherent conflict of interest and failure to recommend the appointment of a second Special Counsel constitute dereliction of duty".

"The attack on Rosenstein of course is an attack on the Mueller investigation", Pelosi said at a news conference on Thursday.

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Democrats have argued that House Republicans' clashes with Rosenstein are little more than a pretext to weaken Mueller's efforts.

The Justice Department says the only thing that has been withheld is a list of which Trump associates are under investigation, the Washington Post reported.

"My deputy, Rod Rosenstein, is highly capable".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended Rosenstein at an appearance in Boston on Thursday, Reuters reports.

The move to seek impeachment came after the DOJ over the weekend publicly released a heavily redacted version of a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, a former adviser to the Trump campaign.

The Justice Department said it had no comment. "That's all we want, are the documents".

The impeachment resolution was formally introduced after a meeting Wednesday between senior Justice Department officials and Goodlatte, Gowdy, Meadows and Jordan, which Rosenstein did not attend.

In a joint statement, the top Democrats on the House Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform and intelligence committees called the move a "panicked and unsafe attempt to undermine an ongoing criminal investigation in an effort to protect President Trump as the walls are closing in around him and his associates".

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