Trump-backing GOP leaders ramp up criticism of Rosenstein: He should be held in 'contempt of Congress'
Devin Nunes (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Prominent congressional Republicans are publicly arguing for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to be held in "contempt of Congress" over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

"House Intel Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) privately told several colleagues today that it's time for House GOP to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt of Congress, should they refuse to hand over requested docs, according to two people familiar with the discussions," reported Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa.

Congressman Nunes is not alone in making this argument on Tuesday.

"Rep. Pete King (R-NY), an intel committee member, tells me he thinks House should push forward with contempt proceedings against Rosenstein and Wray for 'stonewalling' on congressional document requests," Politico's Kyle Cheney reported.

"Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) says Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be 'held accountable' for the leadership they have displayed at the Department of Justice, specifically as it relates to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation," the Daily Caller reported.

“This is like the Twilight Zone," Rep. Jordan concluded.

Also on Tuesday, CNN also reporting President Donald Trump is considering firing Deputy AG Rosenstein. And The New York Times reported that Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in December.