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Michigan Rep. Justin Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump's impeachment

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US from Michigan, Justin Amash, on Saturday (local time) said he believed that has engaged in "impeachable conduct," becoming the of his party to call for removing the from his party.

The also accused of "deliberately" misleading the public over the actual content of Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference into the 2016 US

In a thread on Saturday, said he believed "few members of even read" Robert Mueller's report and that the report itself established "multiple examples" of Trump committing obstruction of justice.

"Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller's report. 2. Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of have read the report," said on

"Under our Constitution, the president "shall be removed from Office on 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.

"Contrary to Barr's portrayal, Mueller's report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behaviour that meet the threshold for impeachment," he added.

Last month, Barr, on his part, had concluded that the report established no conspiracy between Trump and and that he and then-Deputy did not believe its findings sufficient to charge Trump with obstruction of justice.

While many Democrats have called for proceedings against Trump, many members from the have agreed with Trump's assertions about the Mueller report and defended his conduct, reported.

Last Thursday, was quoted as saying that "every day gives grounds for impeachment," in a veiled reference to Trump.

Democrat Rashida Tlaib, also of Michigan, responded to Amash's thread later Saturday and invited him to join her resolution.

".@justinamash come find me in 1628 Longworth. I've got an impeachment investigation resolution you're going to want to cosponsor," Tlaib tweeted.

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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 17:06 IST
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