Rep. Justin Amash, the only republican who summoned President Donald Trump, demanded Attorney General William Barr and claimed that he had "intentionally misrepresented aspects of Robert Mueller's special advice to help the President.
In a long line of 25 tweets, Amash went through Barr & # 39; s treatment of Mueller's report, including the original four-page letter from the Attorney General summarizing the investigation and his decision not to Trump. burdened with forfeiting justice.
& # 39; Attorney General Barr intentionally misrepresented aspects of Mueller's report and decisions in the investigation, which contributed to the pernicious story of the president about the investigation, & # 39; Amash continued.
Rep. Justin Amash claimed that Attorney General William Barr had intentionally misrepresented wrong aspects of Robert Mueller's special advice
Amash went after Attorney General William Barr in a long 25-tweet storm
Democrats have made similar allegations against the Attorney General.
& # 39; Barr & # 39; s letter does not mention those issues when explaining why Mueller chose not to take a prosecution decision. Instead, he selectively cites Mueller in a way that makes it – false – sound as if Mueller's decision stems from legal / factual issues specific to Trump's actions, & Amash noted.
& # 39; But Mueller actually finds substantial evidence that several of Trump's actions described in the report meet the elements of obstruction, and Mueller & # 39; s constitutional and prudential issues with indictment against a incumbent president would exclude prosecutors , regardless of what he found, & # 39; the republican from Michigan. continued.
Other critics of Trump retweeted Amash's argument, including George Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.
Amash accused Barr of the & # 39; selective & # 39; citing Mueller's report to make it sound like the analysis of the special councilor is reminiscent of his reasoning.
& # 39; By noticing why Barr felt that the president's intention to obstruct the investigation was insufficient to establish obstruction, Barr Mueller quotes selectively to make it sound like his analysis was much closer to Barr's analysis than he actually was, & # 39; he wrote.
& # 39; Barr quotes that Mueller said the evidence did not show that Trump was personally involved in crimes related to Russian election interference, and Barr then claimed that Mueller found that fact relevant to the question of whether the president intended to hinder justice, & # 39; he remarked.
But, he adds, & # 39; Mueller & # 39; s quote is taken from a section describing other improper motives that Trump might have had and notes: & # 39; The damage to the integrity of the legal system is the same regardless of whether a person has committed an underlying error. "None of that is in Barr's letter."
Then Amash accused the Attorney General of the misleading congress and the public – an argument that the Democrats also made.
& # 39; As a result of Barr's letter of 24 March, the public and Congress were misled. Mueller himself notes this in a letter of March 27 to Barr, in which he says that Barr's letter "did not fully define the context, nature and content of the work and the conclusions of this agency," he tweeted.
He further noted that Mueller himself had asked Barr to release the introduction and summary of the report, which the Attorney General refused to do.
Amash also charged Barr by sewing more confusing seeds with his testimony.
& # 39; He added to the confusion and only released the material three weeks later with the full edited report. In the meantime, Barr testified before a home committee and was misleading about his knowledge of Mueller's concerns, & he noted.
& # 39; The Mueller report describes with regard to contacts between members of the Trump campaign and people in or associated with the Russian government, & Amash said.
In particular, he cites the infamous Trump Tower meeting of June 2016, where Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and then Trump campaign leader Paul Manafort met a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin who claimed to be dirty on Hillary Clinton.
& # 39; It is wrong to suggest that the fact that Mueller did not choose to sue someone for this means that there was no basis for investigating whether it amounted to a crime or & # 39; collusion & # 39 ;, or that it was actually part of Russia's efforts to help Trump, & # 39; he wrote.
Amash also pushes back against Barr & # 39; s claim that & # 39; Mueller & # 39; has never searched & # 39; or & # 39; pushed & # 39; to get more from the president, & # 39; noting that & # 39; the report says that Mueller has unsuccessfully sought an interview with the president for more than a year. & # 39;
& # 39; The President gave written answers to questions submitted by the Special Counsel instead. These answers are often incomplete or do not respond. Mueller found them & # 39; insufficient & # 39; and tried again to interview the president, & Amash tweeted.
The lawmaker ended his long Twitter rant with a call for the & # 39; truth & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Barr has so far successfully used his position to sell the president's false story to the American people. This will continue if those who have read the report do not begin to push back on his misrepresentations and share the truth, & he wrote.
President Donald Trump said earlier this month that Rep. Justin Amash has long been & # 39; a loser & # 39;
Amash & # 39; s tirade occurs at a meeting in the town hall he will hold in Grand Rapids on Tuesday night – the first time he has been in voters in his district since calling for Trump's deposition.
It is also a move that brought him the anger of the president and a primary opponent.
& # 39; I know him and he has been against Trump from the beginning & # 39 ;, Trump told reporters at the South Lawn earlier this month before he left for a campaign collection in Pennsylvania.
& # 39; He probably wants to run for another office. I don't think he'll do well. He has been a loser for a long time. Rarely voting for Republicans and, you know, I personally think he is not much, & he added.
Now Amash is faced with a Republican primary bid from Jim Lower, a Michigan state legislator who described himself as a & # 39; pro-trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-Second Amendment, pro-family values Republican. & # 39;
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