Wednesday, May 10, 2017
re: last night
Last night, the President of the United States fired the man responsible for leading an investigation into the President of the United States.
There have been plenty of reasons since January 20th to wake up feeling angry or scared at the latest news from the Trump administration. But what Donald Trump did last night represents a uniquely dangerous threat to American democracy. It's up to each and every one of us to hold him accountable.
There's no question about why Trump did it -- this was a transparent attempt to undermine the investigation into the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia to swing the election in Trump's favor. It was done at Trump's personal direction together with an attorney general who has already had to remove himself from anything having to do with the Russia investigation.
This is not the first time Trump has fired a Justice Department official who posed a threat to him. He fired Sally Yates when she refused to enforce a Muslim ban which she knew to be unconstitutional. He fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara right after Bharara's office received a request to investigate Trump's conflicts of interest.
The only other President in American history to fire the official investigating him was Richard Nixon. Just like Nixon, Donald Trump must be held responsible.
Right now, that means there must be an independent investigation led by a special prosecutor. Add your name to join the call for one today:
Democratic National Committee