URGE CONGRESS TO COUNTER TRUMP'S AUTHORITARIAN LIES
Donald Trump has consistently attempted to undermine, discredit, and obstruct Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 elections. However, Trump and his legal team crossed a new line in early June of 2018, when both Trump and his attorneys repeatedly asserted that Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional and can be terminated by the president at any time and that Trump has the power to pardon himself of any crimes. Trump also issued a surprise, unsolicited pardon to Dinesh D’Souza, a right-wing political commentator and convicted felon who pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions. Political commentators from both sides of the aisle viewed the pardon as a signal of Trump’s intent to pardon associates indicted during Mueller’s probe, such as former campaign chair Paul Manafort.
Taken together, Trump’s comments and actions show he is willing to pardon anyone who acts illegally on his behalf, including himself. His authoritarian attitude is a direct threat to our democracy, and Congress must speak out loudly and clearly to condemn his behavior. Urge your representatives to take a stand and declare that no president is above the law and that Mueller’s investigation is constitutional.
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