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Justin Amash fires back at GOP critics — and makes a forceful case for impeaching Trump

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is firing back at critics within his own party who slammed him for arguing over the weekend that President Donald Trump has committed “impeachable” offenses.

In a tweet storm posted on Monday afternoon, Amash issued a point-by-point takedown of all the arguments Republicans have made to shield Trump from impeachment.

“People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation — and therefore cannot be impeached — are resting their argument on several falsehoods,” Amash began. “In fact, there were many crimes revealed by the investigation, some of which were charged, and some of which were not but are nonetheless described in Mueller’s report.”

Amash then ripped apart the argument that you can only obstruct justice if you are implicated in an underlying crime — and he showed how the entire legal system could fall apart if suspects could get away with obstructing justice to thwart prosecutors from determining whether crimes had been committed.

“Prosecutors might not charge a crime precisely *because* obstruction of justice denied them timely access to evidence that could lead to a prosecution,” he wrote. “If an underlying crime were required, then prosecutors could charge obstruction of justice only if it were unsuccessful in completely obstructing the investigation. This would make no sense.”

Read the entire tweet storm below.

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Trump tweets bizarre graphic showing himself as the leader for over 50,000 years

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President Donald Trump appeared to try and turn the attention back to him in a series of bizarre Wednesday night tweets.

In one, he promoted a fake TIME magazine graphic showing himself running for office for the next 1,000 years. Trump, who has a history of creating fake TIME magazine covers, didn't comment on it, but it showed the campaign yard sign saying, "Trump 2020, Trump 2024, 2028," well into the year 3,000 to 40,000 and beyond.

It then says "Trump 4Eva."

Trump has made casual "jokes" about being jealous at the Chinese president, who he refers to as a "king."

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Corey Booker’s ‘WTF Spanish’ face steals the opening of #DemDebate

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks Spanish and frequently breaks it out when speaking to Latino audiences, but when he did it in Wednesday's Democratic Debate, it seemed to send Sen. Corey Booker into a very dark place.

While many other Twitter users discussed the validity of policies, some took a moment to chuckle and make jokes about what became the first meme of the Democratic debate.

You can see the best remarks below:

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Trump screams ‘BORING!’ on Twitter after Dem Debate excoriates him over photo of dead migrants

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Just as Democrats began discussing immigration reform and the difficult issues facing Americans, President Donald Trump took a moment to tweet out that he was bored. The moment came specifically just after the group of Democrats discussed the photo of the migrants who died in the Rio Grande River.

BORING!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019

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