Rosenstein will be joined by FBI Director Christopher Wray and selected staff briefers from the DOJ and FBI. Chief of Staff Kelly, the initiator of the meeting, will also be in attendance as will Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. The expectation on the part of the two House committee chairman is that the information they seek should be released. If this is just another stalling tactic by Rosenstein, who has had run-ins with the both chairmen in the past, things could get ramped up in an adverse way very fast.
Rosenstein seems to be misguided in his view that Trump and his supporters are trying to extort information from the DOJ and that is likely to come up at the meeting. First of all, nowhere in the Constitution does it designate a Department of Justice, that was created by a law originating in Congress and located, of course, in the Executive Branch, which Trump now leads. Funding for the agency and its mission comes from Congress, originating in House appropriations passed by law, so Congress definitely has oversight responsibility for the mission. This means that the House has every right to the information they seek and if they don't get it, impeachment of offending officials is well within their prerogative.
The President also has authority to declassify any document if he wishes and what's really sad here is that the documents appear to not warrant being classified. Rather, Rosenstein et al are using the designation to protect themselves and that, if proven true, warrants removal from office. When we use federal office for devious means and to protect personal interests and not the interests of those who pay the bills, we have run off the rails.
Oh, and for those concerned about Chuck Schumer's whining about how the process should be non-partisan, a second meeting is scheduled with Rosenstein which will be attended by the majority and minority leaders of the both bodies of Congress and well as the House and Senate Intelligence Committee chairmen. The Nunes and Gowdy meeting was scheduled separately since the two individual chairmen have complained directly to the DOJ about the procedure; bringing a large audience in on it would likely lead to attempts by some to hijack the meeting as well see so often in Washington these days.
Will the gloves come off and the fireworks fire up in the Justice Department today? Stay tuned; it's going to get more interesting and turn more critical real soon. Stay on it, Congressmen, you are doing the right thing by seeking the truth. Only the truth will set America free.