William Barr doubles down on campaign spying claims, slams Democrats

Clay Curtis
May 21, 2019

Rep. Justin Amash of MI said Saturday that President Donald Trump "engaged in impeachable conduct" by committing obstruction of justice, breaking ranks with a Republican Party that has rallied to the president's defense in the wake of Robert Mueller's findings in the Russian Federation investigation.

"It is clear that Barr meant to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's analysis and findings", Amash wrote.

In his letter to Congress, Barr said he and his deputy Rod Rosenstein determined there was insufficient evidence to establish that the president committed criminal obstruction of justice, or acted unlawfully to impede the investigation.

While many Democrats have called for impeachment proceedings against Trump, many members of the GOP have agreed with Trump's assertions about the Mueller report and defended his conduct.

While Trump has discussed the possibility of the government spying on his campaign in the past, on Friday he tweeted saying that the findings had been "conclusive".

Hashmi continued to say that most of the debate regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's report and the four-page summary written by Barr which was delivered to Congress has been around obstruction of justice and if Trump did or did not seek to obstruct it.

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The Michigan congressman said he "read Mueller's redacted report carefully and completely" before coming to multiple conclusions: "1".

Amash tweeted that he believes Trump's actions "meet the threshold for impeachment" and he likely would have been indicted on obstruction of justice charges had he not been president.

"Under our Constitution, the president "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors, '" Amash wrote Saturday".

Attorney General William Barr is not backing down from claims that he believes unauthorized spying took place on President Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election as the Justice Department makes moves to investigate the origins of the Russian Federation probe. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4.

Fellow Michigan lawmaker Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, urged Amash to co-sponsor her impeachment resolution. "Voters in Amash's district strongly support this President, and would rather their Congressman work to support the President's policies that have brought jobs, increased wages and made life better for Americans". Specifically, Amash said the President "engaged in impeachable conduct" and that his conduct meets the "threshold for impeachment".

While many have dismissed those calls as overreaction, Amash indicated that Congress wasn't pursuing impeachment as much as it should.

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