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Justin Amash perfectly hits back at Trump Jr’s threat to campaign against him

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the lone Republican lawmaker who has so far endorsed impeaching President Donald Trump, perfectly hit back at Donald Trump Jr. after the president’s son threatened to campaign against him in his home district.

After Trump Jr. tweeted on Thursday that he would see Amash “soon” in a primary campaign against him, Amash replied by writing, “if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”

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Amash’s response is a direct quote of what Trump Jr. told publicist Rob Goldstone after he told him that the Russian government had dirty on Hillary Clinton and was planning to use it to help his father win the 2016 presidential election.

Amash’s decision to call for impeachment of the president has proven politically risky for the Michigan Congressman, who earlier this week stepped down from his post on the House Freedom Caucus.

A poll released this week from Practical Political Consulting showed that Amash faces a 16-point deficit against primary challenger Jim Lower, who has said he does not support impeaching the president.

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Republicans will ‘be punished harshly in November’ for ignoring Trump’s latest impeachable offense: columnist

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In a column for Bloomberg, longtime political observer Jonathan Bernstein said there is not much more Donald Trump could do as president that would be more impeachable than his commutation of associate Roger Stone's sentence for lying for him -- and that Republicans who are either staying silent or cheering on the president will face the wrath of voters in November.

With only Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) taking the president to task for the commutation of the convicted felon's sentence in a tweet, labeling it, "Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Bernstein said other Republicans should expect to be judged by their silence on such flagrant corruption.

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Trump’s ‘full-on racism’ will ‘go way uglier’ as election nears: Ex-White House official

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On MSNBC Saturday, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned that President Donald Trump's toxicity on race relations will only worsen in the run-up to the election in November.

"You were in charge, for a brief time, but for communications from this White House, and it does seem that Trump is going there because that's where he thinks he has to go," said host Joy Reid. "92 percent of African-Americans, not surprisingly, disapprove of Donald Trump's handling of race. But even 57 percent of white Americans disapprove of his handling of race relations. There's a lot of white marchers out there, marching for Black Lives Matter. Has he miscalculated and misread white people, at least the majority of them, in this moment?"

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Trump leveled in brutal Never-Trumper Republican ad accusing him of turning US into a ‘banana republic’

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In an ad released by Republicans Voter Against Trump, the president was accused of turning the U.S. into a "banana republic" after he commuted the sentence of Roger Stone who was convicted of multiple felonies.

Coming just hours after the president handed Stone a get-out-of-jail-card that kept him from turning himself into jail later this month, the dissident Republican group posted their new ad to Twitter which accused Stone of "lying under to oath" to protect Trump, while also noting that Stone was looking at three years in jail.

The ad also notes that a "criminal who lies to protect Trump goes free."

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