White House: Amash 'not worth the time'

White House: Amash 'not worth the time'
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“I don't think Congressman Amash is worth the time of the White House,” Sanders told reporters.


Earlier Wednesday, Amash said that Mueller's first public remarks on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election signal that Congress should begin impeachment proceedings.

Amash, the lone congressional Republican to call for impeachment, has become a thorn in the side for the White House. After Mueller said indicting Trump was “not an option” because of Justice Department guidelines, the Michigan congressman tweeted, “The ball is in our court, Congress.”

Sanders would not say if Trump would back a primary challenge against Amash, saying she will "let the president make that determination.”

Mueller's Wednesday comments sparked impeachment calls among a number of Democrats, many of whom had previously declined to go that far in their comments.

The special counsel said his team concluded that they could not bring obstruction of justice charges against Trump due to Justice Department guidance stating that a sitting president can't be indicted.

Mueller also reiterated that while his report "does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

"After that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so," Mueller said.