How to Help Protect Robert Mueller's Investigation
Is this what it normally feels like in the run-up to a constitutional crisis?
Or do we just have Russia fever?
News is breaking fast. The latest:
Last Thursday: The New York Times reported that Donald Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller way back in June 2017 - only to be dissuaded by his lawyer Don McGahn's threat to quit if that happened.
Earlier today: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said he was retiring early, effective immediately. According to the White House, Trump had nothing to do with it. 😉
Also today: Trump kept his perfect record of pleasing Putin by declining to meet a congressional deadline to impose sanctions on Russia.
Tonight: Over the objections of the Justice Department, the House Intelligence Committee (yes, the one led by Rep. Devin Nunes, who kinda-sorta-but-not-really recused himself from the Russia investigation) said it would release its classified, partisan memo throwing cold water on the Russia investigation.
Oh, and: Some speculate that the memo could serve as a pretext for Trump to eventually fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (the guy who appointed Robert Mueller), or at least undermine his and the Russia investigation's credibility.
We're sure that this is all no biggie. But just in case, there are some things we can do to help protect Robert Mueller's job.
How to help make sure Robert Mueller doesn't join James Comey, Sally Yates, Preet Bharara, and Andrew McCabe on the unemployment line
Call on your Senator and your Representative to urgently pass a law protecting Mueller's investigation.
Also: check out the aptly-named www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org, a website hosted by groups including Public Citizen, Common Cause, Indivisible, and MoveOn.
This is where you'll want to go for rapid response news just in case Trump does fire Mueller. There are already hundreds of emergency events planned for that possibility, including where you live.