Continue working to oppose the corrupt appointment and activity of Acting AG Whitaker
Senator Diane Feinstein
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Senator Kamala Harris
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My name is __________. I am a constituent, and my zip code is _______. I am a member of Indivisible SF.
I want to thank you for opposing the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General and for your demand that he recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation. It is obvious that Whitaker was appointed for the clear and express purpose of blocking investigations into Trump's high crimes and misdemeanors and the felonies of Trump cronies and business entities.
Whitaker is openly antagonistic to the fundamental American principle of nonpartisan justice which is symbolized by the blindfolds worn by Lady Justice on courthouse statues across the nation. He is also clearly inimical to the rule of law itself. By explicitly placing the president above the law he inherently opposes equal treatment for all regardless of their race, gender, class, or position. Therefore, I ask you to bring to the floor of your chamber a "Resolution of No Confidence" and insist on a roll call vote to expose the partisan nature of his appointment.
By circumventing Senate confirmation of Whitaker Trump has violated the spirit, and probably the letter, of Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution, the Attorney General Succession Act, and the Vacancies Reform Act. Therefore, as argued by Professor Laurence Tribe and other legal scholars, I urge you to consider filing suit against Whitaker's appointment on grounds that it robs the Senate of the institutional power conferred on it by the Constitution.
The Whitaker appointment is neither the first, nor likely the last, effort by Trump to suppress the Mueller investigation. Therefore, I encourage you to do everything in your power to enact the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (S.1735/HR.3654) or some similar bill. Should you choose to attach such provisions to “must pass” legislation such as a Continuing Resolution you have my complete support, even to the extent of forcing a government shutdown over this issue of fundamental justice and the rule of law.
Read the following for more information:
INDIVISIBLE RESPONDS TO JEFF SESSIONS’ FIRING: WHITAKER MUST RECUSE HIMSELF FROM MUELLER INVESTIGATION, Indivisible National, 11/7/18
TRUMP JUST INTERFERED IN THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO NEXT, Indivisible National
Open Letter from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) re necessity of Whitaker recusal, 11/8/18
Democrats Demand Acting Attorney General’s Recusal From Russia Investigation, Mother Jones, 11/11/18
Personal Conflicts of Interest
Acting Attorney General Sat on Board of Company Accused of Bilking Customers, NY Times, 11/8/18
FBI Is Investigating Florida Company Where Whitaker Was Advisory-Board Member, Wall Street Journal, 11/9/18
As Acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker Now Oversees Investigation Into Own Murky Past, Huffington Post, 11/9/18
Inimical to Rule of Law
Trump’s Acting Attorney General Said the President Can Kill Any Investigation He Wants, Mother Jones, 11/8/18
Matthew Whitaker is a crackpot, re Whitaker's statement that the Supreme Court is not the final arbiter of constitutional issues. Washington Post, 11/8/18
A Trump Hack Hacks Justice, New York Times, 11/9/18
Appointment Violates Constitution
Yes, Whitaker’s Appointment Is Unconstitutional. Here’s How To Challenge It, Huffington Post, 11/11/18
Statements by Our MoC
Feinstein: Acting AG must pledge to Senate he won't interfere with Mueller, The Hill, 11/7/18
Kamala Harris on recusal, Twitter,11/7/18
Pelosi: Whitaker’s appointment to acting AG ‘does violence to the Constitution, The Hill, 11/10/18
Jackie Speier on recusal, CNN (Facebook) 11/8/18