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Tell the U.S. House: Protect the Mueller investigation. Resist any effort to impeach Rosenstein

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"Protect the integrity of Robert Mueller's investigation. Resist the efforts to impeach his supervisor, Rod Rosenstein."

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    Tell the U.S. House: Protect the Mueller investigation. Resist any effort to impeach Rosenstein

    Last night, Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, with the support of nine other Trump lapdogs in the House introduced articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein, the person overseeing Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's Russia ties.1 It's an outrageous and blatant attempt to discredit Mueller's investigation and protect Trump from Mueller's findings.2

    There should be resounding opposition to this unprecedented abuse of power. House leadership needs to hear loud and clear that this attack on Mueller's investigation is unacceptable.

    Tell Congress: Protect the integrity of Robert Mueller's investigation. Resist the efforts to impeach Rosenstein.

    Of course one of the chief architects behind this gross abuse of power is Rep. Nunes, a former member of the Trump transition team, who has done everything he can to undermine Mueller's investigation – as well as the parallel congressional investigation.3 Purportedly, he was forced to step aside from running the House Russia investigation after sharing classified information directly with the press and the White House in 2017.4 Another extremist leading the fight to undermine Mueller is Rep. Jordan, who was recently named by Ohio State University survivors as complicit in covering up sexual abuse.5 Impeachment of a non-cabinet executive branch official is practically unheard of, but Trump and his lapdogs will try anything to Mueller's investigation.6

    Earlier this month, the Senate confirmed Trump-appointed Putin-linked Brian Benczkowski to head the Department of Justice Criminal Division, even though Benczkowski refused to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.7 As the new DOJ Criminal Division head, Benczkowski, who previously worked closely with Jeff Sessions, is now in a position where he can leak information about Mueller's probe to Sessions, who is recused, and even to Trump, who may be a subject of the investigation.8 If Nunes, Jordan and other Trump lapdogs succeed in impeaching Rosenstein, Trump could name Benczkowski as Rosenstein's replacement and effectively end Mueller's investigation.9

    Tell Congress: Protect the integrity of Robert Mueller's investigation. Resist the efforts to impeach Rosenstein.

    References:

    1. Olivia Beavers, "GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rosenstein," The Hill, July 25, 2018.
    2. Fred Wertheimer and Norman Eisen, "In bid to impeach Rod Rosenstein, House Republicans are abusing power to protect Trump," USA Today, July 19, 2018.
    3. Kelsey Snell, "Who Is Devin Nunes? A Look At The Man Behind The Memo," NPR, Feb. 2, 2018
    4. Spencer Ackerman, "Devin Nunes steps aside from House intelligence committee's Russia inquiry," The Guardian, April 6, 2017.
    5. Bob Moser, "Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Lawsuit," Rolling Stone, July 18, 2018.
    6. Wertheimer and Eisen, "In bid to impeach Rod Rosenstein, House Republicans are abusing power to protect Trump."
    7. David Shortell and Jeremy Herb, "Senate confirms Justice Department nominee with ties to Russian bank," CNN, July 11, 2018.
    8. David Ignatius, "Could this Trump nominee interfere with Mueller?," The Washington Post, March 22, 2018.
    9. Pema Levy, "If Trump Fires Rosenstein, This Man Could end up with power over the Russia Investigation," Mother Jones, April 11, 2018.


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