I really wasn’t expecting anyone to show up at tonight’s demonstration to protect the Mueller investigation from interference by the Republican administration. So I was pleasantly surprised to find these folks here in Indianola. There were nearly 1,000 demonstrations across the country. In Iowa, demonstrations were planned in Ames, Burlington, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Decorah, Des Moines, Dubuque, Indianola, Iowa City, Red Oak.
At it sounds like the President’s installation of Matthew Whittaker as Acting Attorney General is unconstitutional, at least until he is confirmed by the Senate.
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. We will update this page as the situation develops.
Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and we’ve got to get Congress to stop him.
We’re mobilizing immediately to demand accountability, because Trump is not above the law.