Heather Heidelbaugh Weights in on the Possible Impeachment of Rod Rosenstein

Should U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein be impeached?

The Mike Pintek Show
July 26, 2018 - 3:49 pm
Rod Rosenstein

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House conservatives are filing articles of impeachment in the hopes of getting rid of U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller’s investigation. 

Attorney and former Allegheny County Republican Councilwoman, Heather Heidelbaugh tells Ellis Cannon filling in for Mike Pintek, “There are several reasons why the eleven members of the House of Representatives are citing this house resolution 1028.”

“The first is because they have repeatedly asked for a second special counsel to investigate why Mueller was appointed and that hasn’t been done.”

“In addition, after multiple requests they have received documents regarding the investigation.  And lastly, they believe that Rod Rosenstein in authorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of Cater Page, who was an advisor to the Trump campaign, makes him a fact witness and he should recuse himself.”

Heidelbaugh added, “So impeachment is obviously one of the highest forms of punishment and it is only to be initiated for high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Cannon went onto to ask Heidelbaugh if based on those standards could she see it coming to impeachment.

Heidelbaugh said, “Absolutely not. “                                                                                                              

“First of all high crimes and misdemeanors would not be an objection as to course of policy or how you decide to conduct an investigation or whether you could produce documents because it’s an ongoing investigation, and when it comes to the signing off on the FISA documents, someone had to do it.”

“So no, I would have to agree with Speaker Paul Ryan, as a regular citizen and observer I have seen nothing, absolutely nothing, that would warrant an impeachment of Mr. Rosenstein.”

Heather Heidelbaugh told The Mike Pintek Show what she thinks is motivating this need for the impeachment of Rosenstein.

“The freedom caucus who is heavily aligned with Trump doesn’t like the Mueller investigation and believes that he has exceeded his authority,”

“I believe this is an attempt to get Rod Rosenstein out of the supervisor capacity for the special prosecutor and replace him with somebody who would be more in line philosophically with the idea that the investigation should stop.”

Heather Heidelbaugh also added, “Many Senators and Representatives said that should the President decide to fire Mr. Mueller and/or Mr. Rosenstein that, that would be the end of his presidency.”

“So my view of it is this is an attempt to quote on quote fire him without having the President do it.”

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