TWW Roundup: The Wheels Turn Slowly
This week the Resistance rejoiced to learn that Robert Mueller, Special Counsel investigating Trump and his cronies, has begun to use a grand jury to investigate the Russian election tampering scandal. A grand jury is generally used to determine whether charges should be brought against a defendant and also has the authority to issue subpoenas. And while the wheels of justice turn slowly, rest assured in the case of Trump and his Russian ties, they are turning.
However, many people fear Trump may try to fire Mueller before he can bring charges against anyone in his inner circle. Even though Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller because Attorney General Sessions recused himself, has stated he will not fire Mueller, many fear that Trump’s recent disapproval of Sessions means he may fire him. A new Attorney General could then fire Mueller.
A Step in the Right Direction
Resistance groups are calling for the creation of Rapid Response Teams that would immediately take to the streets to protest the firing of the Special Counsel. In addition, four Senators have brought two separate bills that would prevent Trump from firing Mueller without court approval/oversight: Senators Tillis (R-NC) and Coons (D-DL) introduced S. 1741 and Booker (D-NJ) and Graham (R-SC) introduced S. 1735.
Another blow to Trump came from the Senate who voted to use a procedural process to technically remain in session during their August recess. This will stop Trump from making any appointments without the Senate’s approval while they are on break.
In other good news, White House Chief of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, has already been sacked.
- Contact your Senators and ask them to support S. 1735 and/or 1741. Protect those investigating the Russia scandal.
- Once again, Congress is on break which means they may be available in their district offices. If they are, visit them to let your concerns be known about healthcare for all, funding for the safety net, the Russia scandal, and anything else that you think your Congressperson should be aware of. If your members of Congress are not seeing constituents, show up at other speaking engagements such as fundraisers.
- Pat yourself on the back for surviving six months under this tyrannical regime.
Ty Starks Morgan is an attorney who has worked in the foster care system for 24 years. She is the mother of two teen sons, two dogs, three cats, and a plethora of rescued foster animals.