Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointed Matt Whitaker, a political hack, to make the Trump-Russia investigation go away.
Trump was furious because Sessions had to recuse himself back in March 2017 from overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation. While working on the Trump’s campaign, Sessions had meetings with the Russians and lied about those contacts under oath. Sessions is himself under investigation for collusion with the Russians, so he could not fire Special Counsel Mueller to stop the investigation.
Whitaker has publicly attacked the Special Counsel’s investigation, signaling the president could be maneuvering to end it. During an interview with CNN in July 2017, Whitaker suggested that a potential future replacement for Sessions wouldn’t need to fire Mueller to kneecap the investigation.
“I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced with a recess appointment and that attorney general does not fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt,” Whitaker said at the time.
In August 2017, roughly a month before his appointment as Sessions’ chief of staff, Whitaker penned an op-ed for CNN in which he suggested the Russia investigation was “going too far” and could be “a witch hunt.”
“Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russia 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing,” Whitaker wrote. “It is time for Rosenstein, who is the acting attorney general for the purposes of this investigation, to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel.”
He continued: “If he doesn’t, then Mueller’s investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition. This would not only be out of character for a respected figure like Mueller, but also could be damaging to the President of the United States and his family ― and by extension, to the country.”
Trump is the one who has crossed the Red Line
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday called on Whitaker to recuse himself from the Mueller probe, citing his previous remarks on the matter.
“Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general,” Schumer said.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, echoed Schumer’s call.
“Given Mr. Whitaker’s public comments on the Special Counsel’s investigation and the President’s obvious self-interest in appointing him to the Acting AG role, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself,” Warner tweeted.
The Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives when newly elected members are sworn in on January 3, 2019. But what do we do here and now?
Shut down Bank of America to stop Trump from shutting down the Mueller investigation.
How can the Resistance stop Trump?
We protest in the streets and by phone. Call in solidarity and over run the phones of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Call from the safety of our own phones and put business as usual on hold at the bank to force Republicans in Congress to impeach Trump in order to keep Bank of America from going under.
Why call Bank of America? Because that’s where the money is.
Bank of America is a leading Wall Street bank responsible for the Housing Market Fraud in 2008 that bankrupted millions of Americans and added some $10 trillion dollars to national debt. Bank of America is a key player in the shadow government that controls our government. We can break up this monster; and, at the same time, force the Republicans in Congress to impeach Trump… or risk losing Bank of America.
Got a phone and a few minutes?
Call in solidarity until we have a large enough gathering to disrupt business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch worldwide.
Kill two birds with the same phone calls. We can break up Bank of America Merrill Lynch and protect the Mueller investigation at the same time.
Take your money out of Bank of America. You don’t want your money in Bank of America Merrill Lynch when the avalanche hits, and there is a run on the bank, and it’s too late.
Demonstrate out front of the nearest branch of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Make the news, help spread the word, and turn customers away.
Call anonymously risk free. You don’t need to travel anywhere or take time off work and lose pay. You don’t risk being tear gassed, beaten by riot police, attacked by dogs, blasted with high power pressure water hoses, shot with rubber bullets, or arrested and carted off to jail. You don’t need to fear being attacked, run over, killed or injured by Trump’s army of armed and violent followers. Just call Bank of America and pray for them.
Organizing your own Call Squad to boycott the nearest Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Activate people on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Get the message out. Use your smartphone to network and help the Phone Protest go viral on the Internet activating thousands, millions of protesters around the globe to join in calling and cut off their communications with the outside world.
Start by shutting down one Bank of America branch to make the news, go viral and ignite a Global Phone Protest in cities around the world.
Financial markets hate uncertainty. Trump Republicans with money in Bank of America Merrill Lynch will join the protest the minute they get the bad news. They will join us on the phones flooding the bank with angry calls and complaints wanting their money out of the bank… to be safe.
In order to speak to power, we must first be in a position of power.
We take it to the phones and shut down Bank of America until our voices are heard in Congress loud and clear. We won the House of Representatives. and now we are going to win the war against Trump. We win by making Bank of America lose money. We win when Congress faces the threat of losing Bank of America if they don’t protect the Mueller investigation.
We fire back with phone calls to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. We disrupt their communications and put their business on hold. We shut them down until Republicans join Democrats in Congress protecting the Mueller investigation and impeaching Trump… to save Bank of America and prevent a stock market meltdown on Wall Street.