As one of the founders of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, Congressman Justin Amash may be the last person you’d expect to call for the impeachment of President Trump. But after completing his reading of the full 486-page Mueller Report, Amash became the first Republican in Congress to call for the impeachment of the president.
Today, Amash laid out on Twitter a 25-Tweet case for impeaching Attorney General Barr. He explains in detail the various ways that Barr lied about the Mueller report and intentionally misrepresented its contents to the American people.
The key issue Amash has with Barr’s account of the report is that he completely leaves out the reason why Mueller declined to pass judgment on the obstruction of Justice evidence that he laid out in great detail in the report.
Civics Lesson: Office of the Attorney General
The United States Attorney General (A.G.) is the chief lawyer of the Federal Government of the United States, head of the United States Department of Justice and oversees all governmental legal affairs.
Under the Appointments Clause of the United States Constitution, the officeholder is nominated by the President of the United States and appointed with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. The U.S. Constitution provides that civil officers of the United States, which would include the U.S. Attorney General, may be impeached by Congress for treason, bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors. In cases of the federal death penalty, the power to seek the death penalty rests with the U.S. Attorney General.
The 85th and current United States Attorney General is William Barr.