Meadows Says Justice Dept. No More Transparent Than When Holder & Lynch Ran It

‘What is happening at the Department of Justice is a travesty….’

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(Liberty Headlines) Following the revelation last week that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire to record conversations in the White House in an effort to build evidence to remove President Trump from office under the “unfitness” provisions of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, today conflicting media reports considered whether he would be fired or resign.

Today House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican and member of the House Oversight Committee, issued the following statement about the current state of the Justice Department:

Whether or not the latest reports on Rod Rosenstein are true, one thing is clear: what is happening at the Department of Justice is a travesty.

The total lack of transparency and accountability among senior FBI and DOJ officials has devolved into a constant wheel of behind-the-scenes gamesmanship, with anonymous leaks left and right, each seeking to create their own narrative and save face with the public.


Under Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has had just as much of a transparency problem as it did even under Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch—the bar for which is extremely low.

This is disastrous, and it needs to end now. It does not serve the President well, and far more importantly, does not serve the American people well.

Today’s report once again underscores the desperate need for transparency at the DOJ.

It is time release the documents. Declassify everything. Stop the games and show Americans the truth about what has gone on at the DOJ and FBI.

If they have nothing to hide, it is time for them to act like it.