House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, on Saturday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein needs to testify before Congress “under oath” regarding reports that he wanted to secretly record President Donald Trump and recruit other top officials to use the 25th Amendment to oust the president.
The New York Times revealed on Friday that Rosenstein shared plans with “other Justice Department and FBI officials” to secretly tape Trump and oust the president using the 25th Amendment.
Rosenstein denied the story; however, a Department of Justice (DOJ) spokeswoman did not deny that the deputy attorney general suggested taping the president, instead suggesting the remark was in jest.
“The headlines came out that Rod Rosenstein talked about actually wearing a wire and going into the Oval Office and secretly record this president,” Meadows said.
Meadows, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and other House conservatives have frequently butted heads with Rosenstein.