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PoliticsGOP Rep: 'President Trump Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct'

00:45  19 may  2019
00:45  19 may  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

GOP lawmaker says Trump’s conduct meets ‘threshold for impeachment’

GOP lawmaker says Trump’s conduct meets ‘threshold for impeachment’ Rep. Justin Amash is the first Republican congressman to accuse the president of obstruction of justice.

Michigan GOP Rep . Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed " impeachable conduct " and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

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GOP Rep: 'President Trump Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct'© CQ Roll Call FILE - MAY 9: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., walks up the House steps for a vote in the Capitol on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan penned a lengthy Twitter thread on Saturday afternoon, concluding that — after having read the full report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller — "President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct," and "Attorney General [William] Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report."

These were the top two of of four "principal conclusions" listed by Amash after what he described as a careful and compete reading of the full, but redacted 448-page Mueller report on the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference and allegations the president obstructed justice.

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"Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances," wrote Rep . Justin Amash on Saturday. I guess the honeymoon is over. Even if he is correct, engaging in impeachable conduct does not necessarily warrant impeachment. Bill Clinton, for example.

Amash's two other topline conclusions were that "Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances," and "Few members of Congress have read the report."

While the congressman from Michigan does not appear to directly call for Trump to be impeached, Amash does make the argument that the president could be impeached and removed from office based on what he read in the report.

"Under our Constitution, the president 'shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,'" wrote the representative. "While 'high Crimes and Misdemeanors' is not defined, the context implies conduct that violates the public trust."

He continued: "Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."

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Republican Rep . Justin Amash of Michigan laid out in a stunning Twitter thread posted Saturday why he believes President Donald Trump " engaged in impeachable conduct ," and Attorney General William Barr "deliberately misrepresented" the findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation.

“Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Justin Michigan Rep . Justin Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to declare that President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses and

The Twitter thread noted the multiple examples given in the Mueller report where Trump may have attempted to obstructed the special counsel's investigation, including his attempts to have Mueller removed. According to Amash's take, "undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence."

He then went on to claim that impeachment "does not even require probable cause that a crime (e.g., obstruction of justice) has been committed; it simply requires a finding that an official has engaged in careless, abusive, corrupt, or otherwise dishonorable conduct."

Contrary to some who have argued that impeachment attempts will likely only grow more frequent as a nations grows more partisan, Amash countered that "the risk we face in an environment of extreme partisanship is not that Congress will employ [impeachment] as a remedy too often but rather that Congress will employ it so rarely that it cannot deter misconduct."

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Rep . Justin Amash has become the first congressional Republican to call for the president 's on Saturday, including his assertion that " President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct " in a Twitter to launch a divisive effort that would likely end with the president ’s acquittal in the GOP -led

Justin Amash (R-MI) said he believes President Trump engaged in " impeachable conduct " and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

The congressman, who was a member of the Michigan state legislature before being elected to federal office in 2010, criticized his colleagues for what he views as changing their views depending on the prevailing political wind.

"We’ve witnessed members of Congress from both parties shift their views 180 degrees—on the importance of character, on the principles of obstruction of justice—depending on whether they’re discussing Bill Clinton or Donald Trump," he explained.

According to Amash, this partisanship also resulted in few members of Congress actually reading the entire Mueller report.

"[T]heir minds were made up based on partisan affiliation—and it showed," he wrote, "with representatives and senators from both parties issuing definitive statements on the 448-page report’s conclusions within just hours of its release."

The congressman's concluding statement was not a condemnation but an apparent call to arms for his fellow legislators to "uphold both the rules and spirit of our constitutional system even when to do so is personally inconvenient or yields a politically unfavorable outcome. Our Constitution is brilliant and awesome; it deserves a government to match it."

Schumer declines to endorse Amash's comments on 'impeachable conduct' by Trump

Schumer declines to endorse Amash's comments on 'impeachable conduct' by Trump Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday declined to endorse Rep. Justin Amash's (R-Mich.) comments that it's clear from the redacted Mueller report that President Trump engaged in "impeachable conduct."Schumer stuck to his position that Democrats need to collect more information before making a decision on impeachment when asked about Amash's argument that special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report reveals that Trump obstructed justice and should be removed. "My view is that we ought to get all the facts out, the way the House is doing now with Leader Pelosi," he said, referring to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.

Newsweek has reached out to Amash's office for further clarification on the congressman's comments. If any further details are provided, we will update this story.

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