A prominent leftist non-profit is preemptively preparing a response to the potential firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller. Rosenstein was the subject of a damning New York Times report.
“Trump will create a constitutional crisis if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller, or attempts to compromise the investigation by other means,” said a post from MoveOn.org.
The group is preparing to hold more than 900 simultaneous protests around the country in the event that the bad actors in the DOJ are fired after Rosenstein was exposed Friday for “suggest[ing] last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and discuss[ing] recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.”
According to the MoveOn page, there are already 400,000 RSVP’s for the event.
“This is an event planned as a rapid-response protest in the event that Donald Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or acts in other ways to seriously threaten the Trump-Russia investigation,” according to the RSVP page. “Please note that the listed date is a placeholder and will be updated to be within 24 hours of the firing, should it occur.”
The event, which actually has no official date, is called “Dump Trump – Nobody is Above the Law Rapid Response Rally.”
“Assembly times will depend on the time of Mueller’s termination. If he is fired before 2pm, we will assemble at 5 pm the same day,” according to the event. “If he gets fired after 2pm, we will assemble at noon the following day!”
In a detailed New York Times exposé, the paper said that Rosenstein made remarks about trying to oust Trump “in meetings and conversations with other Justice Department and F.B.I. officials” days after James Comey was fired from the helm of the FBI.
“Several people described the episodes in interviews over the past several months, insisting on anonymity to discuss internal deliberations,” according to the piece. “The people were briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by F.B.I. officials, including Andrew G. McCabe, then the acting bureau director, that documented Mr. Rosenstein’s actions and comments.”
Rosenstein reportedly tried to play off his wearing-a-wire comments as a joke.
According to MoveOn, there are three scenarios that will trigger the protests. Firing Mueller, pardoning key witnesses or replacing Rosenstein are considered “break glass” moments.
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