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The Daily BeastMay 19, 2019
Romney: GOP Rep's Call to Impeach Trump a ‘Courageous Statement'
Reacting to Republican Congressman Justin Amash's call for President Trump to face impeachment over the obstruction of justice findings of the Mueller report, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Sunday praised the Michigan lawmaker for his "courageous statement" while saying he didn't personally feel it was a time to call for impeachment.

Noting that Romney had said last month that he was "sickened" and "appalled" that the president welcomed help from Russia during the 2016 election, State of the Union anchor Jake Tapper asked Romney if he was surprised that he and Amash are the only two elected Republicans who have condemned the president's behavior.

"My own view is that Justin Amash has reached a different conclusion than I have," the former Republican presidential nominee replied. "I respect him. I think it's a courageous statement. But I believe to make a case for obstruction of justice, you just don't have the elements that are evidenced in this document."

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Fox PoliticsMay 19, 2019
Romney: Mueller report did not show obstruction, 'I don't think impeachment is the right way to go'
Soon after Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., went against the GOP consensus by claiming President Trump committed "impeachable conduct" in the form of obstruction of justice, another known Trump critic took the opposite position.

The Daily BeastMay 16, 2019
Michael Flynn Helped Robert Mueller in WikiLeaks, Obstruction Probes
Jonathan Ernst/ReutersPresident Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn told special counsel Robert Mueller and his team about top Trump campaign officials discussing plans to reach out to WikiLeaks after the group released emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to newly unredacted court documents.

In a filing concerning Flynn's sentencing unredacted in federal court Thursday, prosecutors outlined his extensive cooperation in the Russia probe after he pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI in December 2017. In addition to providing investigators with evidence of "potential efforts to interfere or otherwise obstruct" the Russia investigation, Flynn is said to have given Mueller's team insider information about discussions concerning WikiLeaks in Trump's campaign.

While the unredacted Mueller report detailed communications between WikiLeaks and figures within Trump's orbit in the run-up to the 2016 election, the special counsel did not offer any conclusions about direct coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks on the group's release of emails stolen from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta by Russian intelligence.

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