White House: Amash 'not worth the time'

White House: Amash 'not worth the time'
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White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders: Democrats should 'quit lying and do their jobs' Biden pledges return to daily press briefings as president Sarah Sanders: I will walk out of the White House 'with my head held high' MORE Sanders on Wednesday dismissed comments from Republican Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020 Sanford headed to New Hampshire amid talk of challenge to Trump MORE (Mich.), who doubled down on his calls for impeachment following remarks from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE.

“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.