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Amash: Some of Trump's actions 'were inherently corrupt'


Added 05-23-19 01:57:02pm EST - “Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.)? doubled down? his? critiques of President Trump Thursday, saying in a lengthy Twitter thread that he took actions that were "inherently corrupt."?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Amash: Some of Trump's actions 'were inherently corrupt'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Amash says some Republicans privately sympathize with Trump impeachment comments Rand Paul splits with Amash on Trump impeachment MORE (R-Mich.) doubled down his critiques of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE Thursday, saying in a lengthy Twitter thread that he took actions that were “inherently corrupt.” 

Amash, who made headlines Saturday when he became the first Republican lawmaker to say Trump engaged in “impeachable conduct,” said special counsel Mueller’s report showed Trump sought to impede his investigation into Russian election interference.

“Mueller’s report describes a consistent effort by the president to use his office to obstruct or otherwise corruptly impede the Russian election interference investigation because it put his interests at risk,” Amash tweeted.

“President Trump had an incentive to undermine the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included investigating contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign,” Amash continued, noting that the investigation ultimately uncovered “very unflattering information” about Trump and revealed crimes committed by his associates.

Mueller’s report describes a consistent effort by the president to use his office to obstruct or otherwise corruptly impede the Russian election interference investigation because it put his interests at risk.

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