Could Amash's endorsement of impeachment be the end of Trump?

Clay Curtis
May 20, 2019

Mr Amash cited special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report on Russian meddling in Mr Trump's favour in the 2016 USA election, saying most politicians had not read it.

"Contrary to Barr's portrayal, Mueller's report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behaviour that meet the threshold for impeachment".

Amash's act of conscience on Saturday sparked immediate speculation over whether a tiny leak in the Republican dam could grow into a torrent of support running away from the President.

Amash stirred up controversy on both sides of the political spectrum on May 18 by accusing Attorney General William Barr of deliberately misrepresenting the special counsel's report, accusing Trump of engaging in impeachable conduct, and more or less suggesting that the president should be impeached.

"I think it's a courageous statement". I think it helps to actually have read the entire document [Mueller report].

Romney, a Utah Republican appearing on CNN's "State of the Union with Jake Tapper", said Amash has "reached a different conclusion than I have" and pointed out that even if the House were to impeach Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate wouldn't convict.

Amash announced his conclusions in a lengthy Twitter thread after a comprehensive review of the Mueller Report, "pertinent statements and testimony", and having thoroughly discussed the matter with his staff.

But he said he did not think it was time for Congress to call for impeachment.

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Similarly, I believe that there is another episode of obstruction that Mueller could not have known about because Attorney General Bill Barr had not yet exposed himself as Trump's PR hack. "It doesn't mean you're going on an impeachment path, but it means if you had that information, you might".

Romney briefly flirted with the position of Secretary of State once Trump was elected, but according to CNN, "sources close to Romney" claim that the former presidential candidate wouldn't offer a public apology for his past criticism of Trump, and was therefore jettisoned. "But I believe to make a case for obstruction of justice, you just don't have the elements". Today, he became the first GOP Congressman to call for Trump's impeachment.

"He votes more with (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me".

"One of the purposes that the Constitution spells out for investigation is impeachment", Pelosi said during her weekly news conference.

The White House and the Department of Justice did not immediately respond to requests for comments about Amash's tweets.

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel accused Amash of "parroting the Democrats' talking points on Russian Federation".

Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of the controversial conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA, tweeted that "Justin Amash used to be one of my favorite members of Congress". We have read the report.

Amash said, "Impeachment, which is a special form of indictment, 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".

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