House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Wednesday Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should provide testimony to Congress under oath.

Nunes' comments come as Rosenstein talks with House Republicans about when and how he should discuss reports he suggested wearing a wire to record his conversations with President Trump. He also reportedly floated the idea of rallying Cabinet officials to try and remove the president from office using the 25th Amendment.

"He owes us answers. He's not coming tomorrow, which I think should be very telling. The story is that he might possibly have wanted to come and have a cup of coffee with Chairman Goodlatte," Nunes said Wednesday during an interview with Fox News, referring to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. "Well, that's not acceptable. He needs to testify under oath."

Rosenstein, the No. 2 at the Justice Department, was expected to meet with GOP House lawmakers Thursday, but a House Judiciary Committee aide told the Washington Examiner negotiations were still ongoing.

Rosenstein has denied his remarks were serious; sources told the Washington Post and NBC News he said them in jest.

"Clearly what this is is this is the investigators, who have no one watching them, no one to investigate them, and they're running amok," Nunes said Wednesday, alluding to Rosenstein's role in overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's federal probe into Russian interfering in elections. "It's pathetic."