Following in Nixon’s footsteps

Did you see it? In a secret memo to special counsel Mueller released yesterday, the President argued that it’s impossible for him to obstruct justice, because he is the President.

Maybe you remember hearing something like this before?

“When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.
— Richard Nixon

Trump clearly believes the law does not apply to him. This assertion is clearly intended to protect him from being accused of any crime, perhaps even to establish a precedent of immunity for sitting presidents. This is bigger than firing Mueller or Rosenstein. It suggests that Trump can get away with any crime. It should be terrifying to anyone who believes in democracy.

And yet all three of our MoCs have been silent on this story so far. They need to make public statements, immediately, to condemn this shameful assertion of limitless power.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Senators Feinstein and Harris, and Congresswoman Pelosi, and tell them to state their disapproval. You can say, Hi, I’m [NAME] calling from San Francisco, and I wanted to tell the [Senator/Congresswoman] that I am appalled by the memo revealing that Trump believes he can break the law with impunity. The assertion that the President has unlimited power over criminal justice is dangerous to our democracy. I am asking the [Senator/Congresswoman] to make a public statement as soon as possible that condemns this tyrannical idea.”


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