In Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre, Rosenstein Will Get Axed (Not Mueller)

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In Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre, Rosenstein Will Get Axed (Not Mueller)

By Nick Knudsen
Updated 2:52 PM ET, Tue January 30, 2018

In the coming days or weeks, Donald Trump will fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. When he does, most of America will say, “Rod who?”

And that is a huge problem, because firing Rosenstein will likely obstruct the Mueller investigation – and justice itself – in ways that the public will not fully understand or be able to see. The Resistance movement has thus far successfully instilled in the public an appreciation for the importance of Robert Mueller’s investigation and why firing him would amount to obstruction. The public must now become aware – and quickly – of how critical Rosenstein is to the unimpeded success of the Special Counsel’s investigation, and how Trump, the GOP, right-wing media and Russia-linked forces are setting the table to remove him from the picture.

Please read this whole piece and spread to others in your network. What is happening is complicated, but the facts and conclusions are laid out below, and are followed by important action steps you can take to help defend the rule of law. American democracy is officially on red alert: this is what a budding constitutional crisis looks like.
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House Intel Cmte must release the Dem memo that counters Nunes’ memo

The Call –  #ReleasetheDemMemo

The House Intelligence Committee voted today on partisan lines to release the Nunes memo and it will become public in 5 days unless Trump, who has called for its release, decides otherwise. The Nunes memo has zero credibility and is reportedly a back-door assault on Mueller by attacking  Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, who oversees and protects the Mueller investigation, with spurious allegations.

At the same time, the House Intelligence Committee voted on partisan lines to NOT authorize the release of a Democratic memo based on the underlying intelligence, which reportedly says the underlying intelligence contradicts the conclusions in the Nunes memo.

Despite the fact that most members of the House Intelligence Committee have not seen the underlying intelligence, the committee voted on partisan lines to deny FBI Director Wray the opportunity to brief the committee on the underlying intelligence.
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Nearly 200K Americans Pledge to Protest if Trump Fires Mueller, Rosenstein

Nearly 200,000 Americans Nationwide Pledge to Protest if Trump Fires Mueller, Rosenstein

Public Draws Red Line as Evidence of Obstruction Mounts

Number of Sign-ups at TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org Skyrockets as Attacks on Mueller, Rosenstein, Underlying Investigation Grow Louder

As the White House escalates its efforts to interfere with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, nearly 200,000 Americans have signed up to participate in more than 700 protests in all 50 states to draw a red line around the Russia probe. These protests will occur within hours of any attempt by Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, pardon key witnesses and/or interfere with the criminal investigation into the Trump campaign and administration, for example, by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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Reject Trump’s Immigration Proposal & #ProtectDreamers

The Call –  #ProtectDreamers #DreamActNOW

An overwhelming majority of Americans want the Dreamers to stay in the US, but Trump’s extreme anti-immigrant base opposes DACA relief and demands a useless border wall and extreme and racist changes to US immigration laws.

Trump flip-flops between catering to his base and catering to public opinion in protecting the Dreamers.

On Wednesday, he offered a path to citizenship for the Dreamers, but in exchange demanded everything on Stephen Miller’s immigration wishlist including $20 billion for a wall and extreme and racially-motivated changes to US immigration laws meant to appease his base.

With only two weeks left to make a deal, Dreamers should not be held hostage to Trump’s racist and extreme anti-immigrant agenda. Congress must cut a narrow deal to pass the Dream Act to protect Dreamers, along with reasonable border security measures.
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Ask Senate Judiciary Committee to #ReleaseTheTranscripts to Mueller

Call the Senate Judiciary Committee and also your Senator if they serve on the Committee. Tell them you want them to support releasing Don Jr. & others' transcripts to Mueller.

[UPDATE: Senator Grassley now supports releasing the transcripts! Thank you to all those who called!]

The Call –  #ReleaseTheTranscripts

On Wednesday, two Senate Judiciary Committee members, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), called on committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to provide Robert Mueller with transcripts of the Committee’s interviews with key witnesses in the Russia probe, including Donald Trump Jr.

A full-scale attempt by Republicans in Congress to discredit the Mueller investigation by attacking the DOJ, FBI and Christopher Steele is underway.

Grassley is part of the GOP group trying to obstruct and discredit the investigation. On Wednesday, he called for the release of the Nunes memo and also suggested the Steele dossier itself was somehow a Russia-influenced scheme by Democrats to interfere with the election.

Grassley has made a criminal referral of Christopher Steele to the DOJ suggesting Steele lied to the FBI. Shortly thereafter and over Grassley’s objections, Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) released the testimony of Fusion GPS head Glenn Simpson, which debunks the GOP conspiracy theories.

There is no rational reason for Grassley to refuse to turn over to Robert Mueller the transcripts of the testimony of Don Jr. and other key witnesses, except to obstruct the investigation.
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