Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has "disqualified" himself from continued service with the Department of Justice.
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have drafted articles of impeachment against Rosenstein, calling it a “last resort” if the Justice Department continues “slow-walking” its response to document requests related to the Russia investigation.
Speaking at an event in Washington on Tuesday, Rosenstein accused caucus members of not being able to “resist leaking their own draft,” adding that DOJ “will not be extorted.”
On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," diGenova said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should berate Rosenstein for comparing Congress' constitutional right of oversight to extortion.
"That statement by a constitutional officer like Rod Rosenstein is disgraceful, it's an embarrassment to the department," diGenova said. "But it is of a pattern of what Mr. Rosenstein has done there since he arrived."
He pointed out that Rosenstein was the one who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the one who's overseeing the Russia investigation, which Trump has long labeled a "witch hunt."
"He is resisting all of this because he created the original sin: an investigation of no crime," diGenova said, slamming Rosenstein as an "unaccountable bureaucrat."