Tlaib asking colleagues to support impeachment investigation resolution

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDems seek to rein in calls for impeachment The silencing of American Muslims Trump takes aim at Dem talk of impeachment MORE (D-Mich.) is asking colleagues to support a resolution to investigate President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE for crimes worthy of impeachment following the release of a summary of the special counsel's investigation.

In a letter to House Democrats sent Monday, Tlaib called on lawmakers to support the formation of a commission that would "inquire whether President Trump committed impeachable offenses" surrounding his businesses while in office and other alleged improper behavior.

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"I, firmly, believe that the House Committee on Judiciary should seek out whether President Trump has committed 'High crimes and Misdemeanors' as designated by the U.S. Constitution and if the facts support those findings, that Congress begin impeachment proceedings," Tlaib wrote.

"Congress can provide an open and transparent process with the sole goal of ensuring we know the truth and make sure it does not continue, nor happen again," she added.

Beyond Trump's ownership of businesses while in the White House, the resolution also calls on the House to investigate the president for obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment Heavy lapses in judgment are politicizing the justice system MORE as well as hush money payments made through former Trump attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump's job approval ticks up 2 points: Gallup Dem lawmaker: 'Very serious doubts' that IRS is 'properly auditing' Trump Trump, businesses sue Oversight chairman to block subpoena for financial records MORE to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and another woman who alleged past affairs.

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrLove or hate Trump, Mueller report doesn't matter Immigration judge calls Barr's move to deny asylum-seekers bond hearings 'highly problematic' Trump's job approval ticks up 2 points: Gallup MORE's summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's findings said investigators declined to take a position on whether the president obstructed justice and found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016.

Barr announced this week that the Justice Department would not prosecute the president for obstruction of justice. Democrats, however, have called for a full release of the Mueller report, while the White House and Trump's lawyers have echoed the sentiment.

“Sure," Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN when asked if the report should be released. "We would all like it to happen because if it doesn’t happen, somebody is going to say there is something in there."

"Let me say for the 400th time, the president did not do anything wrong," he added.

Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenDems seek to rein in calls for impeachment Democrats renew attacks on Trump attorney general Warren calls for House to begin impeachment proceedings MORE (D-Texas), meanwhile, said late Sunday that he'll continue his push to impeach Trump.

Green said Mueller's findings were unrelated to that "bigotry." 

"#MuellersReport did NOT investigate bigotry emanating from the Presidency harming our country. The findings do NOT negate the President’s bigotry," Green tweeted Sunday evening. "As long as bigotry influences the President’s policies, I will continue to seek his impeachment."

He included a second hashtag: #ImpeachmentIsNotDead.