Take Action: October 30, 2017 Protect the independence of the Special Counsel, wherever or however high his investigation may lead

Special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials — former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his longtime business partner Rick Gates and former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos — marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs.”  See also this article from The Hill.
In anticipation of these indictments, Trump and his surrogates have been fanning non-scandals that make no sense or were debunked already.  We need to stay focused on justice, truth, and the integrity of democracy.  Members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, must also make clear to the President that issuing pardons to any of his associates or to himself would be unacceptable, and result in immediate, bipartisan action by Congress.  We can let our members of Congress know this is essential:
  • Call your members of Congress — especially the Republican ones — and ask for a public statement that efforts to fire Mueller and/or pardon indicted figures will commence impeachment proceedings. Such moves would set off a constitutional crisis in which the president is using his powers to protect himself from the Justice Department.
  • Call your three members of Congress and urge them to support the bipartisan legislation protecting the Mueller investigation.
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I urge [Sen./Rep____] to act immediately on bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. If the president is allowed to interfere with or terminate Mueller’s investigation, there will be both a Constitutional crisis and a crisis of confidence among the American people. Our democracy is at stake in preserving Mueller’s investigation.