To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Support Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Mueller Investigation
Please support the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act — bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia investigation, sponsored by Senators Graham, Booker, Tillis and Coons. American democracy, the rule of law and election security demands this bill be passed.
Why is this important?
On at least two occasions, President Trump has threatened to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election and related matters.
Earlier this week, after the FBI obtained and executed a warrant to search the office and premises of Michael Cohen — Trump’s personal lawyer — Trump had a public tantrum in which he called the investigation “an attack on our country” and mused about firing Mueller.
Amidst all the drama, one thing is certain: The President cannot be permitted to fire an independent investigator simply because the investigator is looking into allegations of misconduct by the president himself, or those close to him.
That’s the pathway to authoritarian rule.
The bipartisan Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would protect Mueller’s investigation and enable him to follow the evidence wherever it leads.