GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Rep. Justin Amash, the only Congress Republican to call on President Trump & # 39; s persecution, aimed at Advocate William P. Barr on Tuesday and said he intentionally misled key aspects of Special Report Robert S. Mueller III's report "to promote President's false story of the investigation. "
For more than two dozen tweets detailed Amash (Mich.) more objections to how Barr had handled Mueller's Russian interference report in the 2016 presidential campaign, starting with a note to Congress at the end of March, which summed up Mueller's key facts and relayed that he decided not to pursue obstructions against lawsuits against Trump.
"Barr has so far successfully used his position to sell the president's false tale to the American people," said amash in the last tweet of his thread. "This will continue if those who have read the report do not start pushing their wrong information and sharing the truth."
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Amash's tweets came just hours before he was scheduled to hold his first town hall meeting in his Michigan district since declaring on May 18 that Trump had "engaged in unwieldy behavior" and becoming a pariah among his GOP counterparts.
Amash is already facing two primary challengers and one of them, state rep. Jim Lower told The Washington Post that he raised $ 60,000 in his first eight days as a candidate. In an interview, Lower said he did not read Mueller's report, but agreed with the assessment of most Republicans that it closed the question of Trump's behavior.
"Clearly, congressmen will try to justify their sentencing to the district tonight" Lower said in an SMS message. "I do not expect it to be well received by Republican primary voters. These voters do not want the president to be hampered and they disagree with the congressman's conclusion. During this primary campaign, I will vote for the voters!" 19659011] Amash's original tweets on impeachment drew Trump's anger, which last week said Congressman "has been losing for a long time". Privately, Trump waited for affiliates about Michigan lawmaker, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
Amash, 39, has long been uniquely comfortable to break with his party and quote his libertarian principles of regularly opposing GOP leaders on votes ranging from expense bills to routine approval of the daily journal.
In the previous week, the wealthy DeVos family said through a spokesman that it was cut off financial support for Amash. The Michigan-based family who made his fortune Amway decided to stop donating to Amash before his latest comment on the president, DeVo's family spokesman Nick Wasmiller said in a statement.
"Family members have expressed increased concerns about a lack of representation for their district, the third congress, and I would say an inability to promote efforts in important political matters," he said.
In his tweets on Tuesday, Amash questioned the reason Barr offered to not indicting Trump on obstruction charges before the Mueller report was published.
"Mueller's report says he chose not to decide whether Trump broke the law because there is an official view that accuses a incumbent president of constitutional and because of concern to influence the president's ability to control and anticipate possible executions, "wrote Amash.
"Barr's letter does not mention those I saw when explaining why Mueller chose not to make a judgment," he continued. "Instead he selectively quotes Mueller in a way that makes it sound – erroneously – as if Mueller's decision was due to legal / factual problems specific to Trump's actions. But in reality, Mueller finds significant evidence that more of Trump's actions detailed in the report meet the elements of the obstruction. "
Amash also raised the issue with Barr's statement at a subsequent news meeting that Mueller had found" no cooperation "between Trump's campaign and Russia. Barr suggested that the study was "baseless," Amash wrote.
"In fact, Mueller's report describes contacts between members of Trump's campaign and people in or associated with the Russian government," Amash wrote. "It is wrong to assume that the fact that Mueller did not choose to indicate this means that there was no basis for investigating whether it constituted a crime or" conscience "or whether it was actually part of Russia's efforts to help Trump's candidacy. "