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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., broke with his Republican colleagues on Saturday when he claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election meddling showed President Trump engaging in "impeachable conduct."

Attorney General William Barr, Amash argued, "deliberately misrepresented" that report in not emphasizing clear evidence of obstruction on Trump's part.

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Republican Palestinian-American Justin Amash is sole vote against anti-Semitism monitor  - Source: (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/JTA)

Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies: lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. 

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FILE - A worker is pictured at a steel plant in Monterrey, Mexico, Aug. 27, 2018.

A high-level dispute over which senior government officials pushed the unverified Steele dossier amid efforts to surveil the Trump campaign has broken out into the open again, after it emerged that Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if the FBI and DOJ's actions were "lawful and appropriate."

Sources familiar with the records told Fox News that a late-2016 email chain indicated FBI Director James Comey told bureau subordinates that then-CIA Director John Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as the ICA.

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Accusations fly over who pushed anti-Trump dossier, as DOJ’s Russia probe inquiry begins - Courtesy Fox News

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," a person familiar with the issue told The Associated Press on Monday.

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FILE - Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 1, 2019.

The Trump administration this week increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods after the latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China failed to produce an agreement, raising the amount from 10 percent to 25 percent. President Trump's top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow joins "FOX News Sunday" host Chris Wallace to discuss. 

Excerpts:

"KUDLOW: But the problem is two weeks ago in China, there was backtracking by the Chinese, and we covered the same ground with Liu He this past week, Ambassador Lighthizer and Secretary Steven Mnuchin. We can't forget this, this is a huge deal, broadest scope and scale of anything the two countries have ever had before, but we have to get through a lot of issues. 

For many years, China trade, it was unfair, nonreciprocal, unbalanced, in many cases, unlawful. And so, we have to correct those and one of the sticking points right now as we would like to see these corrections in an agreement which is codified by law in China, not just the state council announcement. We need to see something much clearer. And until we do, we have to keep our tariffs on, that's part of the enforcement process as far as we are concerned." 

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"WALLACE: Let's talk about who pays, who pays for the higher tariffs on Chinese imports. Here's what President Trump had to say this week. 

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Our country can take and $120 billion a year in tariffs, paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us. A lot of people try to steer it in a different direction. It’s really paid -- ultimately, it’s paid for by -- largely by China. 

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WALLACE: But, Larry, that isn't true. It's not China that pays tariffs. It's the American importers, the American companies that pay what in effect is a tax increase and oftentimes passes it on to U.S. consumers. 

KUDLOW: Fair enough. In fact, both sides will pay. Both sides will pay in these things. And, of course --

WALLACE: But the tariff on goods coming into the country, the Chinese aren't paying. 

KUDLOW: No, but the Chinese will suffer GDP losses and so forth with respect to a diminishing export market and goods that they may need for their own --" 

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President Trump's top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow joins "FOX News Sunday" host Chris Wallace - Courtesy Fox News

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President Trump on Friday touted his administration’s controversial move to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods after trade talks between Washington and Beijing failed to come to an agreement, while saying the Obama administration let China "get away with 'murder.'"

Despite the new tariffs, trade negotiations will continue Friday morning, according to the White House.

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Donald Trump: "Tariffs will make our Country MUCH STRONGER, not weaker. Just sit back and watch! In the meantime, China should not renegotiate deals with the U.S. at the last minute. This is not the Obama Administration, or the Administration of Sleepy Joe, who let China get away with “murder!” -  Screen capture of Fox News

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney says it was "bad form" for the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee to subpoena President Donald Trump's oldest son without telling the White House ahead of time.

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FILE - Executive Vice President of The Trump organization, Donald Trump Jr., looks on during the Global Business Summit in New Delhi, Feb. 23, 2018.

CAPITOL HILL — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress over the Justice Department's refusal to provide an unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation of Russian election interference.

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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., moves ahead with a vote, May 8, 2019, to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.

The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is set to meet Tuesday with officials from the Department of Justice as the two sides work to resolve a dispute regarding access to an unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian election meddling.

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FILE - Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 1, 2019.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a scorching floor speech on Tuesday, accused Democrats of rooting for a "national crisis" for political gain as he appealed to lawmakers to move on from the Russia controversy now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is complete.

"Case closed," McConnell, R-Ky., declared. "Case closed."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 

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