Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) confronted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a House hearing Thursday, accusing him of withholding information on the ongoing FBI scandal from Congress.
Rosenstein disputed the accusation, but that just made Jordan push harder.
“I think, in a few minutes, the House of Representatives is going to go on record saying you haven’t complied with requests from a separate and equal branch of government, that you haven’t complied with subpoenas, and you’ve got seven days to get your act together. I think that’s what’s going to happen.”
Watch the explosive exchange below:
Rosenstein responded, “That is not accurate, sir.”
“It is accurate! We have caught you hiding information, Mr. Rosenstein,” Jordan shot back.
The congressman then asked, “Why did you hide the fact that Peter Strzok and Judge Contreras were friends? Why did you redact that in the documents you gave to us?”
Rosenstein claimed he is not the person who does the redacting in the documents his department provides.
“I am responsible for responding to your concerns as I have,” he said. “Your statement that I am personally keeping information from you, trying to conceal information—“
“You’re the boss, Mr. Rosenstein,” Jordan interrupted.
“That’s correct,” Rosenstein said.
The FBI has been embroiled in scandal ever since former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Trump and alleged anti-Trump bias came to light. Several anti-Trump text message exchanges between FBI agents were recently revealed in the explosive DOJ inspector general report.
In one shocking exchange between FBI agents, Lisa Page, wrote to Peter Strzok, “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
“No,” Strzok responded. “No, he’s not. We’ll stop it.”