CBS News reports:
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the Department of Justice is “not going to be extorted,” amid public and private threats that he says have been leveled against him for a long time. Rosenstein made the comments during a talk at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., after reports that some conservative Republicans in Congress have drafted articles for his impeachment.
Rosenstein, who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller last year, has come under fire from some conservatives for his leadership at the DOJ and for the investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates.
“They can’t even resist leaking their own drafts,” Rosenstein said, to laughs, when asked to comment on the leaked document from the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on @freedomcaucus members considering his impeachment: “They can’t even resist leaking their own drafts.” He also says, “The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 1, 2018