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To: Attorney General Merrick Garland & the Department of Justice (DOJ)

Tell Merrick Garland & the DOJ: Hold Donald Trump accountable

Tell Merrick Garland & the DOJ: Hold Donald Trump accountable

It seems that every week, we hear yet another outrageous allegation about Donald Trump’s conduct in office – but as of now, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has NOT announced plans to investigate him or put him at serious risk of criminal charges.

We urge Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ to conduct thorough investigations into Trump’s alleged criminal conduct and hold him accountable to the full extent of the law.

Why is this important?

Donald Trump needs to face consequences for his attempts to overthrow our democracy.

He has been accused not only of inciting the deadly January 6th insurrection – but also of pressuring local election officials to falsify election results, lying in multiple courts of law about the integrity of our elections, and pushing the Department of Homeland Security and the DOJ to seize local voting machines. [1]

But that's not all – in fact, the list of laws that Trump has been accused of violating is constantly growing longer. Just this month, he reportedly tried to hide 15 boxes of presidential papers, some of them marked “top secret,” by taking them to Mar-a-Lago.

He also apparently used his personal cell phone to contact top allies in Congress during the January 6th attack – leaving no official record of White House calls, as required by law. [2] And of course, he recently made headlines for allegedly flushing White House documents down the toilet while in office. [3]

If Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ look the other way and decline to investigate all of these serious allegations – they’ll tacitly give Trump and future presidents a green light to abuse their power and violate this country’s bedrock principles.

Much of the DOJ’s work is done behind closed doors – so there may be efforts underway that the public doesn’t know about yet. But whether or not this is the case, Garland needs to hear that we’re counting on the DOJ to protect our democracy from Trump’s authoritarian agenda.

If you agree that the DOJ must investigate Donald Trump’s alleged criminal conduct, add your name today.

1) https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/594242-press-time-for-merrick-garland-to-flush-donald-trump
2) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/us/politics/jan-6-trump-calls.html
3) https://www.axios.com/maggie-haberman-book-trump-papers-2d59d593-8b89-4edd-8623-8ef709af524f.html

Updates

2022-04-13 16:52:27 -0400

50 signatures reached

2022-03-05 15:23:27 -0500

25 signatures reached

2022-02-25 07:49:39 -0500

10 signatures reached