At the tail end of a Wall Street Journal article discussing the relationship between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Congress (and in particular the House Freedom Caucus), Rosenstein made this remark:
We have a responsibility to work with the Congress. They have a responsibility to understand their duty is not to interfere.
This is a breathtaking lack of understanding by a Federal lawyer. Oversight by Congress does not mean simply watching. Interference is absolutely required if Congress, through its oversight, detects inappropriate or wrong behaviors.
Or would Rosenstein insist that funding cuts—Congress doing its job—are interference?