Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to step down Thursday over his lack of transparency and candor with Congress.
Meadows blasted Rosenstein on Twitter for his "characterization of events" and his willingness to speak with the Wall Street Journal but missing a meeting with Congress last week.
"Based on additional information we've learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately," he wrote.
Based on additional information we've learned over the last week, it is clear Rod Rosenstein should resign immediately.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 18, 2018
He has not cooperated with Congress, failed to be transparent about his actions, and shown a lack of candor in the way he's characterized a number of events.
Rod Rosenstein gave an interview to Wall Street Journal today, after failing to show up in Congress last week to answer questions.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 18, 2018
By hiding from Congress and making time for media interviews, Mr. Rosenstein has made his priorities clear. It seems transparency isn't one of them.
Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet with Republican lawmakers last week in order to answer questions regarding reports that he had planned to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump in the spring of 2017.
Meadows participated in a House interview Thursday with FBI lawyer James Baker regarding these reports.