House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said Tuesday that the House has plans to subpoena memos drafted by the former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe which may show that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Trump, Fox News informed.
Speaking to the reporters, Goodlatte announced that he could issue the subpoena as soon as Thursday, when Rosenstein is set to meet with Trump at the White House.
A source close to Rosenstein has told Fox News that the deputy attorney general had known previously that he would be fired after he was set to go for a meeting at the White House. However, any further action was deferred until Thursday after Rosenstein spoke with Trump on the phone.
Rosenstein has been in the center of attention for quite a long time now, after he appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to review FBI’s probe into Russian activities during the 2016 election, as well as the allegations of collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was supposed to take that position, has recused himself due to his close ties with Donald Turmp during his presidential campaign.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, tweeted that Rosenstein should “come before Congress this week, under oath, and tell the truth about his alleged statement.”
A Justice Department spokesperson told Fox News that Rosenstein had not been invited to testify before any committee. The spokesperson did not say whether the deputy attorney general would appear voluntarily.