Amash Considering Independent Russia Commission After Comey Firing

U.S Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, speaks to the audience during a town hall meeting on Feb. 23, 2017 at the Full Blast Recreation Center in Battle Creek, Mich. (Carly Geraci | MLive.com)
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In the wake of Tuesday night’s bombshell news that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, most Republican members of Congress either remained silent or released statements supporting the President’s decision.

But Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, announced Tuesday that he and his staff are considering a bill that would establish an independent commission to take up the investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with the Russian government that Comey was overseeing.

Following Comey’s dismissal and allegations that the House and Senate committees investigating the Russia ties have been starved of resources and stymied by partisanship, calls from both sides of the aisle for an independent prosecutor or independent commission to take up the matter are growing louder.

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