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Amash and Trump Tension Bad As Congressional Time is Wasted on Investigations

Is Amash Pandering to his Colleagues?

Never a fan of , a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump, he would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION...Anyway, how do you Obstruct when there is no crime and, in fact, the crimes were committed by the other side? Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!

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Never a dull moment on President Trump's Twitter feed. Trump pressed send on a scathing dressing down of the Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) on Sunday in the wake of Amash's call for Impeachment of the President. In explaining his rationale via social media for being in favor of such severe action, Amash tweeted the following:

People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation—and therefore cannot be impeached—are resting their argument on several falsehoods:

1. They say there were no underlying crimes.

2. They say obstruction of justice requires an underlying crime.

3. They imply the president should be permitted to use any means to end what he claims to be a frivolous investigation, no matter how unreasonable his claim.

4. They imply “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” requires charges of a statutory crime or misdemeanor.

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Amash's Criticisms were not limited to President Trump. Attorney General William Barr was also criticized by Amash on the issue of his "portrayal" of the Mueller Report.

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.

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

Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice.

Certainly very strong language that will continue to fuel the fire of a years long series of investigations that has yet to prove the justification for its existence. As time continues to be wasted on the "Collusion" non-issue, important matters like healthcare reform and infrastructure remain undone. With the 2020 election coming up next year it seems the "resistance" to President Trump is content to hang their hat on attempting impeachment of a successful president, instead of doing the best job they can to deliver on the promises made to their constituents.

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Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times.  His writing, which is concentrated on politics and cybersecurity, has also been published by websites including Newsmax, The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Toronto Sun, PJ Media and many others.

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