>> My deputy, Rod Rosenstein, is highly capable. I have the highest confidence in him.>> US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Thursday, defended Rod Rosenstein a day after some Republican lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment to remove the Deputy AG over what they say is a failure to hand over documents from the Russia probe.
>> Why are you keeping information from Congress?>> Representative Jim Jordan who belongs to the conservative House Freedom Caucus and comrade in arms Mark Meadows joined nine other House members on Wednesday in accusing Rosenstein of hiding investigative information, failing to comply with Congressional subpoenas, and other alleged misconduct.
On Thursday, Sessions told his fellow Republicans to get their act together.>> What I would like Congress to do is to focus on some of the legal challenges that are out there. We need Congress to deal with the immigration question. The call for impeachment has escalated a fight over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow to sway the 2016 election.
>> I am not keeping any information form Congress.>> Rosenstein has become a frequent punching bag for Trump supporters and Trump himself.>> Do I support impeachment of Rod Rosenstein? No, I do not.>> On Thursday House Speaker Paul Ryan said he did not think the Department of Justice had committed the high crimes and misdemeanors his colleagues allege, but tried to find a middle ground.
>> We all want to make sure that we get compliance and different members have different beliefs on how best to go achieve those goals. But we wanna make sure that we get compliance from DOJ with our document request. We've gotten a great deal of progress on the compliance, but we do not have full compliance and we expect to get that.