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Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) met with a group of students on Capitol Hill Tuesday and discussed why he believes impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump should begin.
CBS News reporter Bo Erickson shared a photo of the gathering on social media, tweeting: “Wow: @justinamash is NOT backing down. He is now talking to a school group on steps of the Capitol about why Trump impeachment proceedings should begin. “Really dangerous for our country” when ppl don’t tell the truth.”
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The specifics of Amash’s remarks to students remain unclear.
Amash on Saturday became the first member of President Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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Often a lone GOP voice in Congress, Amash sent a series of tweets Saturday criticizing both President Trump and Attorney General William Barr over Mueller’s report. Mueller wrapped the investigation and submitted his report to Barr in late March. The special counsel found the president’s campaign did not collude with Russia, while Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined President Trump did not obstruct justice.
Amash said he reached four conclusions after carefully reading the redacted version of Mueller’s report, including that “President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.”
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“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,” the congressman tweeted. He said the report “identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.”
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