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Rosenstein blasts GOP impeachment threat against him as extortion

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Some Democrats have charged that the escalating document demands are an attempt to back Rosenstein into a corner and compromise his supervision of Robert Mueller and the rest of the special counsel team.

“They can’t resist even leaking their own drafts,” Rosenstein said of the Republican lawmakers’ impeachment articles, which were first obtained by the Washington Post. “I just don’t have anything to say about documents like that that nobody has the courage to put their name on and they leak in that way.”

The deputy attorney general said the Justice Department properly resists turning over some documents to avoid allowing Congress to interfere in investigations and to observe longstanding rules on keeping Justice Department and congressional investigations separate.

“There are people who have been making threats, privately and publicly, against me for quite some time,” he said. “And I think they should understand by now, the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”

“We’re going to do what’s required by the rule of law. Any kind of threats that anybody makes are not going to affect how we’re going to do our job.”

All Justice Department employees take an oath to uphold the Constitution, he said.

“We have 115,000 employees and if they violate it, they know they’re going to be held accountable. And I know those folks know that I’m not going to violate my oath.”

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Boris Johnson hits back at Theresa May after post-Brexit ‘moral failure’ accusation

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BORIS JOHNSON has hit back at Theresa May after she accused him of abandoning Britain’s “position of global moral leadership”.

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EU splits with Biden already after Coveney dismisses immediate tough action on China

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SPLITS have already begun to emerge between the European Union and Joe Biden’s new US Administration over the human rights threat posed by China.

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Boris Johnson blasts Trump’s presidency as 'bumpy period' after Joe Biden’s inauguration

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BORIS JOHNSON has hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration as a “step forward” for the US after a “bumpy period”.

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