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Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response

Cal Anderson Park Capitol Hill
Thurs Nov 8, 2018, 5–8 pm

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This rapid response protest, originally designed to happen the day after Trump made significant moves to impede the Russia investigation overseen by Special Council Robert Mueller, was triggered after Trump convinced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. As Nathalie Graham explains, "A resignation allowed Trump to appoint an acting AG without Senate approval, which would have been needed if Sessions were fired. Since the new acting AG hasn’t recused himself from the Russia stuff like Sessions did, oversight of the investigation switched from Rosenstein’s hands to Matthew Whitaker’s, the new acting AG. It seems to basically be a move to take over the investigation while circumventing the need to fire Rosenstein. So now, Whitaker, a man who has penned many a negative opinion piece on the Russian investigation and who is friends with Donald Trump, is in charge of the investigation into Trump's collusion with Russia. That's no good."

Over 900 similar protests are planned across the country for 5 p.m. today, in order to "send the message that 'no one is above the law.'" Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is expected to speak along with several other local leaders at the rally at Cal Anderson Park, which will be followed by a march to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building.

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  • Thurs Nov 8, 2018, 5–8 pm
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