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AOC Will Join Impeachment Resolution

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:43 PM

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says she will add her name to an impeachment resolution aimed at President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

The proposal, put forward by lawmaker Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., calls on the House Judiciary Committee to probe whether or not the president committed any offenses that rise to the level of impeachment.

"Mueller's report is clear in pointing to Congress' responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the president," she tweeted Thursday night.  

"It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez added. "As such, I'll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib's impeachment resolution."

Mueller did not charge Trump for obstruction, but detailed numerous examples in his 448-page report released Thursday in which Trump asked his aides to take actions that would have obstructed the Russia probe.

"With respect to whether the president can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a president's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice," Mueller wrote.

"The president's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," the special counsel added.

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An impeachment resolution aimed at President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report will be signed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
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