Tlaib asking colleagues to support impeachment investigation resolution

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOvernight Energy & Environment — Biden announces green buildings initiative Tlaib blasts Biden judicial nominee whose firm sued environmental lawyer House Democrats inquire about possible census undercount in Detroit, other communities MORE (D-Mich.) is asking colleagues to support a resolution to investigate President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul 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 ComeyHillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be the Dems' best hope Trump draws attention with admission he 'fired Comey' Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE as well as hush money payments made through former Trump attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenProsecutor: Avenatti stole from Stormy Daniels, lied to cover up scheme Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Melania Trump announces new line of NFTs MORE to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and another woman who alleged past affairs.

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - US warns Kremlin, weighs more troops to Europe Jan. 6 committee chair says panel spoke to William Barr William Barr's memoir set for release in early March MORE's summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG 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. GreenLobbying world Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Deportations of Haitians spark concerns over environmental refugees 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.