"Leading Republicans urge IG to probe Rosenstein over alleged threats to Congressional staffers House Freedom Caucus leaders Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan on Monday sent a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened congressional staffers with “subpoena” earlier this year. “This notion Mr. Rosenstein threatened to use his official investigative powers as Deputy Attorney General to retaliate against rank-and-file staff members for sending written oversight requests raises concerns he has abused his authority in the context of this investigation,” wrote the two Republican lawmakers in the letter obtained by Fox News. The letter comes after Rosenstein apparently threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a “downright chilling” meeting earlier this year, according to emails reviewed by Fox News. The congressmen said in the letter that two witnesses can provide contemporaneous notes and sworn statements of the meeting where the alleged threats were made by Rosenstein. The deputy AG recently testified to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees and denied making any threats. Leading Republicans urge IG to probe Rosenstein over alleged threats to Congressional staffers | Fox News "