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Amash: First Republican to Talk of Impeachment for Trump

Calls for impeachment of President Trump from the left aren’t news at all, especially with Mad Maxine Waters leading the front on that war.

But now, for the first time, a Republican has uttered the word as a possibility, which is now pouring fuel on the fires at the White House…as if Democrats needed any help.

Rep. Justin Amash made headlines this morning after he pointed out that, should the Comey memo concerning Trump requesting an end to the Flynn investigation be proven true, impeachment proceedings would be warranted.

This is serious, folks, and it’s not going away any time soon.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said reports that President Trump pressed ousted FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation would merit impeachment if true, becoming the first Republican lawmaker to broach the idea.

The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Trump tried to pressure Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing a memo written by Comey.

Asked by The Hill if the details in the memo would merit impeachment if they’re true, Amash replied: “Yes.”

“But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,” Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting.

Asked by another reporter whether he trusted Comey’s word or Trump’s, Amash said: “I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.”

Amash is one of only two House Republicans to cosponsor a Democratic bill to establish an independent commission to investigate Russia’s role in the election. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) has also endorsed the legislation.

Flynn was ousted as Trump’s national security adviser in February after it was revealed he misled the public and top White House officials about about his communications with a Russian ambassador regarding sanctions.

Amash, a frequent conservative critic of the Trump administration, has broken with the White House on a variety of issues, including healthcare reform and the Justice Department’s new tougher sentencing guidelines.


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