Never Trump RINO Mitt Romney praised GOP Representative Justin Amash on Sunday for calling for the impeachment of President Trump.
While joining Jake Tapper of CNN, Romney told the host that, “I
The odd thing about this statement by Romney is that he then went on to explain how the Mueller report did not show enough evidence to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice.
“I just don’t think that there is the full element that you’d need to prove an obstruction of justice case,” Romney said to Tapper while acknowledging that, “Everyone reaches their own conclusion.”
Given that Romney has admitted that President Trump hasn’t committed an impeachable offense, why is he supporting Amash who announced that the President should be impeached?
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Still, Romney said he “was troubled by it,” but did not feel the allegations laid out in the report were enough to rise to the standard of an obstruction charge.
Romney specifically pointed to the element of intent, which is required as part of an obstruction charge. He said that the lack of any underlying crime — such as any conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia — makes it difficult to show that Trump’s actions were based on a corrupt intent to cover something up.
“You just don’t have the elements,” Romney said.
On Saturday, Amash made an astonishing move by coming forward and announcing that he believes President Trump should be impeached, adding that Attorney General Bill Barr “deliberately misrepresented” the Mueller report.
Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report,” Amash said in a tweet.
Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
“I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or watched pertinent statements and testimony, and having discussed this matter with my staff, who thoroughly reviewed materials and provided me with further analysis,” he continued.
Amash then went on to bash AG Barr. “In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings.”
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,” he continued.
When it came time for the reasoning for why the President should be impeached, Amash said it is because of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Amash tried to make the point that the President “violated public trust” which means he should be impeached.
“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,” he said.
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