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House Republicans threaten to subpoena Rosenstein

Rod Rosenstein in a suit and light blue tie pushing open a glass door as he steps outside of a building.
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House Republicans are calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about reports that he suggested secretly recording President Trump in the White House and discussed invoking the 25th amendment to remove him from office, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: “If Mr. Rosenstein fails to show up, we will subpoena him," Rep. Mark Meadows tweeted Friday morning. Following the New York Times report, which Rosenstein denies, he offered his resignation. Rosenstein was initially slated to meet with Trump yesterday on the matter, but the meeting was postponed so as to not "interfere" with the Kavanaugh hearing.