President Donald Trump has hit back at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials accused of spying on his 2016 campaign, calling the actions "treason" and suggesting serious jail time may be in order. In so doing the authors fail to focus on the real situation and issue; namely: that the entire Mueller Report, with some redactions, has already been given to the public, including Congress.
Trump has long claimed that his campaign was subject to illegal surveillance and has used the term "spying" to characterize what he says took place.
Often a lone GOP voice in Congress, Amash sent a series of tweets Saturday faulting both Trump and Attorney General William Barr over Mueller's report. For his part, Barr said the report established no conspiracy between Trump and Russian Federation and that he and then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not believe its findings sufficient to charge Trump with obstruction of justice.
The Congressman said he came to the conclusions after reading the entire redacted Mueller report and discussing the case with his staff.More news: India stocks soar as polls point to Modi election win
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In the thread of 13 tweets, Amash writes that impeachment doesn't require probable cause of a crime being committed, only that an official has committed "careless, abusive, corrupt, or otherwise dishonorable conduct". And you have to think about the actual thread that Amash wrote, he said that (Attorney General William) Barr was misleading, or deliberately misleading or he meant to mislead, which suggests that he knows what Barr's intentions are, and he doesn't give specific examples of what he was misleading on.
Amash said "contrary to Barr's portrayal", Trump's actions "meet the threshold for impeachment" and that anyone without the unique legal protections of the presidency would be facing an indictment. He's the first Republican to break with Trump over the Russian Federation probe, but he's often a lone GOP voice in Congress.
Donald Trump has, in so many ways, had it good.
"When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law-the foundation of liberty-crumbles", he said. Further, the attorney general stated Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice, stating that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined that the president had not done so. "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". "Republicans (77 percent) are 35 points more likely than Democrats (42 percent) to believe there is at least a chance illegal activity happened", Fox News reported.