HAPPENING: House Republicans Introduce Articles Of Impeachment…

House Republicans are moving forward with an effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and officially filed articles of impeachment Wednesday evening.

The impeachment articles say Rosenstein intentionally withheld documents and information from Congress, failed to comply with congressional subpoenas and abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Fox News reports.

The impeachment articles were introduced by Republican Congressmen Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan.

And, while the effort is viewed seriously, the timing could not have been worse for the Republicans who are backing the measure. Congress is set to recess for the entire month of August on Thursday evening and it is unclear if the legislative chamber will want to debate the merits and hold a vote on the impeachment articles before they leave town. Members of Congress are set to return to work on September 4.

Congressmen Andy Biggs and Jody Hice also expressed support for the impeachment effort over social media:

From Fox News:

In an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Wednesday night, Meadows said it would be possible to effect a so-called “privileged” resolution on impeaching Rosenstein as early as Thursday morning, which would require a vote within two days — although the impending House recess would likely delay that vote unless it were held quickly.

Both Meadows and Jordan told host Laura Ingraham the effort was long overdue.

“For nine months, we’ve asked for documents, and that’s all we want,” Meadows said. “Not only have subpoenas been ignored, but information has been hidden, efforts have been stonewalled.”

“We’ve caught the Department of Justice hiding information, redacting information that they should not have redacted,” Jordan continued, accusing Rosenstein of attempting to intimidate congressional staffers with subpoenas.

“We’re tired of the Justice Department giving us the finger,” Jordan said, per the Fox News report. “The American people are sick of it.”

Check out the impeachment articles below:

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