I’m reposting this item, written near the end of July, in case El Presidente decides to pull a Nixonian move on the American people. It’s kind of amazing how little has changed… dp
The President and his defenders have been actively seeking a way to disrupt Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into allegations of illegal activities surrounding the 2016 general election.
What started out as a response to reports of Russian interference has now expanded into money laundering and shady real estate deals. It’s important to remember also there is at least one State Attorney General investigation (New York) into the financial side of Donald Trump’s empire.
Former Reagan administration official Douglas W. Kmiec, now teaching constitutional law at Pepperdine University, has an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times raising questions about whether the post of special counsel, a Department of Justice administrative creation, is even constitutional.
Members of Congress from both parties are scrambling to put legislative roadblocks in place in anticipation of any move by the Trump administration to fire Mueller.
President Trump is unpredictable. His anger towards those who aren’t marching in sync with his agenda is there for all to see.
As we learned from the initial Muslim Travel ban and the Twitexcutive Order banning trans humans from the military, he is capable of ignoring his advisors and acting on impulse any time Fox News triggers him.
While the ultimate response to an irrational decision to fire Robert Mueller should come from the other branches of government, a sense of urgency based on a strong showing of public disapproval is absolutely necessary.
Activists with MoveOn, Public Citizen, and Indivisible San Diego (among others) are laying the groundwork for local responses to actions the President may take along these lines.
Call To Action If Trump Fires Mueller:
If this happens we will mobilize an immediate and sustained response, starting at 5 p.m. on the afternoon of the firing. And again the afternoon after. And again the afternoon after that.
We will be in a constitutional crisis for real and will have to be ready to make some noise! The protest happens immediately if and when Trump fires Mueller.
We will gather with pots and pans to bang, and food, water, and chairs to stay for a few hours. We will also present a letter to our members of Congress, urging them to pass legislation designating a special prosecutor that Trump can’t fire.
In downtown San Diego, the site of protests is currently the US District Court Building at 333 West Broadway–5 to 8pm daily. (More info)
In Escondido, the site of protests is slated to be near the Westfield North County Mall, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway–5 to 8pm daily. (More info)