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‘Inherently corrupt’: Rep. Justin Amash whacks Trump again — and explains how he’s abused his power

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) on Thursday took another whack at President Donald Trump’s actions while in office, while calling the president’s efforts to obstruct justice “inherently corrupt.”

In a lengthy tweetstorm, Amash explained how special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election describes “a consistent effort by the president to use his office to obstruct or otherwise corruptly impede the Russian election interference investigation because it put his interests at risk.”

Amash then argued that Trump was clearly trying to stop investigations that would go on the implicate many of his associates, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and estranged “fixer” Michael Cohen.

“The investigation threatened to uncover information, including criminal activity, that could put Trump’s interests at risk,” he wrote. “Ultimately, the investigation did uncover very unflattering information about the president, his family, his associates, his campaign, and his business.”

Amash also documented how Trump sent signals to his associates through his own public statements urging them not to cooperate or be truthful with investigators — and he pointed out that these signals delivered results.

“Manafort ultimately breached an agreement to cooperate with investigators, and Cohen offered false testimony to Congress, including denying that the Trump Tower Moscow project had extended to June 2016 and that he and Trump had discussed traveling to Russia during the campaign,” he wrote. “Both men have been convicted for offering false information, and Manafort’s lack of cooperation left open some significant questions, such as why exactly he provided an associate in Ukraine with campaign polling data, which he expected to be shared with a Russian oligarch.”

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The bottom line, said Amash, is that “some of the president’s actions were inherently corrupt” and “other actions were corrupt — and therefore impeachable — because the president took them to serve his own interests.”

Read the whole tweetstorm below.

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Right now Donald Trump thinks he’s winning — and he might not be wrong

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Donald Trump thinks he's winning.

For months, Americans have grown accustomed to Trump in his cornered-rat mode, lashing out defensively and ruminating obsessively over the possibility of impeachment. But his tweets this week have been surprisingly cheerful, suffused with the buoyant spirits of a teenage bully who has successfully swirlied a nerd.

First, like an overexcited child on Christmas Eve who unwraps his presents too soon, Trump — overcome with the pleasures of racist sadism — tweeted on Monday night that "ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens."

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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Rick Wilson hilariously ridicules the ‘formal flip-flops’ and ‘dress cargo pants’ worn by Florida Trump supporters

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Republican strategist Rick Wilson mocked the attire of the Donald Trump supporters who were bused in from around Florida for his official campaign kickoff in Orlando.

Wilson, a Florida man himself, joined MSNBC's Brian Williams for post-rally analysis on "The 11th Hour."

Williams played a clip of a Trump supporter with sleeveless Trump T-shirt identifying her as a "proud member of the basket of deplorables" explaining why she'll vote to re-elect the president in 2020.

"The main reason? Because he’s one of the best presidents we’ve had for a very long time," the woman argued. "Very long time."

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