GOP Congressman Signals Potential Support for Impeaching Trump

Rep. Justin Amash

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A Republican congressman has joined the growing Democratic chorus suggesting President Trump could be impeached.

Republican Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) told reporters Wednesday that if allegations in a New York Times report stating Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, then the president could face impeachment.

Katie Bo Williams, a reporter at the Hill, reported Amash’s statement in a tweet:

Amash, a long time critic of Trump, announced last week that he and his staff "are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia."

At a press conference in Washington Wednesday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) seemed inclined to side with the president, though he fell short of offering a full-throated defense.

"We need the facts," Ryan said. "There are some people out there that want to harm the president."

"We can’t deal with speculation and innuendo, and there is clearly a lot of politics being played," he added.

Daniel Halper

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Daniel Halper is a contributing editor to the Washington Free Beacon. He previously was Washington bureau chief for the New York Post and online editor for The Weekly Standard, where he remains a contributing editor. Halper is the New York Times bestselling author of Clinton, Inc.

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