With former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling has reached inside the White House.
With the investigation picking up steam, and two cooperating witnesses tied directly to the Trump campaign, no wonder Trump and his Republican allies in Congress and in the right-wing media are doing everything they can to raise questions about the legitimacy of the investigation, which may be setting the stage for Trump to fire Mueller.
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress that would limit Trump’s ability to fire the Special Counsel or otherwise interfere with his investigation.
Congress must take action IMMEDIATELY to ensure Trump can’t interfere in Mueller’s investigation.
Call your lawmakers today to ask them to co-sponsor and support the Special Counsel Integrity Act and Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (S. 1735, S. 1741, & HR 3771):
- Elizabeth Warren (202) 224-4543
- Edward Markey (202) 224-2742
- Bill Keating (202) 225-3111
After you’ve called, log it in with Common Cause by clicking here.
Caller: Hi! I’m a constituent from [part of state] I’m calling to urge [MoC] to use every tool in the toolbox to prevent Trump from firing Special Counsel Mueller. I’m concerned he may do that, launching a constitutional crisis. Will [MoC] speak out and tell the President that firing Mueller would be a red line he must not cross?
Staffer: Thank you for your call. [MoC] is monitoring the various investigations closely and is letting them run their course.
Caller: That’s good, but it’s really important for Congress to assert its power now to prevent Trump from firing Mueller. I’d like to see [MoC] issue a clear statement on this, and co-sponsor [H.R. 3771/S. 1735 or S. 1741] to show [his/her] support for protecting Mueller and the investigation.
Staffer: We’ll take a look at that legislation.
Caller: Great, I’ll be following to see if [MoC] co-sponsors and speaks out on this.
Investigations into complex criminal enterprises take time. The Manafort and Gates indictments and Flynn and Papadopoulus’ guilty pleas are the first, but likely not the last, criminal charges and plea deals that will result from Mueller’s investigation.
We must be prepared for anything. We know Trump, when cornered, punches back. If Trump fires Mueller, it will trigger a constitutional crisis like we haven’t seen since Watergate.
Congress must put country over party and act now to protect Mueller’s independence and send the White House a signal that any interference in the Russian investigation crosses a red line.