As the nation speculates whether or not donald trump will interfere or obstruct the special counsel's russia investigation, activists across the country are gearing up for a nationwide response.
On June 3rd, 2017, you joined tens of thousands of Americans across the country in the #MarchForTruth to demand urgency and transparency in the investigations into Russian election interference and ties to Donald Trump and his associates. On July 18th, 2018 you joined us in nearly 200 events across the country to defend the rule of law, confront corruption and demand democracy.
Now, we could have a deepening Constitutional crisis on our hands. Will Donald Trump take action to stop the investigation?
With indictments being handed down, it has been reported Donald Trump is considering firing the man investigating him and his inner circle, special counsel Robert Mueller, or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation. Various individuals in the President's circle have suggested the investigation should end, and in recent days GOP attacks on Rosenstein and Mueller have reached a fever pitch. If this happens, our immediate response will determine the future of our democracy.
That's why we're partnering with MoveOn.org, Public Citizen, Indivisible and many others to prepare emergency "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies that will happen directly following the firing should it occur.
There are already events in more than 800 cities organized across the country! Can you pledge to attend a rapid response rally?
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Mueller was named as special counsel to get to the bottom of the Russian meddling in the November election, and any ensuing effort to cover it up. This includes conflicts of interest within the Trump campaign, and possibly investigating the President’s own finances to look for motives. Rod Rosenstein oversees the investigation, since Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself because of his contacts with Russian officials.
By firing Rosenstein or Mueller, the President would trigger a full-fledged Constitutional crisis by asserting that he is above the law. The hours following the firing will determine whether he is proved right.
Congress has the constitutional authority and obligation to hold the President accountable for this abuse of power. But we've seen the Republican Congress give him pass after pass every time he crosses another line.
Should the President fire Rosenstein or Mueller, if that isn't the moment they put country over party to hold the President accountable, it's not clear whether it will ever happen. Let's show our lawmakers that we won't stand by while they allow Donald Trump to slide the US into authoritarianism.
Join thousands across the country who are pledging to take the streets should Trump fire Mueller, demanding immediate action to hold the President accountable—click here to find an event near you!
When Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox from the Watergate investigation, it became a tipping-point moment for lawmakers in his own party to finally decide that they had to act or risk forfeiting our democracy.
It's up to us to make sure if the President fires Rosenstein or Mueller that it is the moment our lawmakers wake up and prevent Trump from putting himself above the law.
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