The main Congressional number is (202) 224-3121. Burn it up, politely of course. Just write it down, and get ready to dial when you finish reading this. Don’t worry, the only thing likely to change is the number who have added their names to the statement.
At last count (25% of them just in the 4 minutes it took me to read the statement), 467 former federal prosecutors from both parties and for every Presidents going back to Eisenhower had signed the open statement declaring:
“Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice.”
After plainly explaining the law and how President Donald J. Trump violated it repeatedly, they went on to declare that:
“In our system, every accused person is presumed innocent and it is always the government’s burden to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. But, to look at these facts and say that a prosecutor could not probably sustain a conviction for obstruction of justice — the standard set out in Principles of Federal Prosecution — runs counter to logic and our experience.”
Former President Bill Clinton was not impeached for having sex with a subordinate while in the Oval Office, he was impeached for lying about it. Ex-President Richard Nixon wasn’t impeached for directing the break-in and illegal wiretapping of his political opponent’s offices, he resigned in disgrace because he got caught trying to cover it up. I watched both play out in my lifetime, and remember them in vivid detail. In those cases as well as this one, it was all the media was talking about, all that was on the radio, all that was in every newspaper and magazine at the time. In the end they all thought they were getting away with something simply because of an antiquated legal concept that a sitting President cannot be indicted.
No, maybe not, and we don’t have the time to go into how to correct for Presidents counting on that just yet. If President Trump had a shred of honor he would resign immediately, but as we’ve seen neither is even remotely likely. It therefor falls upon the Speaker of the House to finally allow Articles of Impeachment to begin teaching this President, and all future ones, that they are not above the law. Should the Speaker continue to abdicate on their Constitutional Duty they swore an Oath to uphold and defend, the next step is for the majority party on the United States House of Representatives to replace their Speaker. If Congress will not act, replace those who are obstructing the justice of We the People.
In the few minutes it took me to whip this out (sorry for any typos, things are moving quickly), 12 more put their names to the statement. 479. The number is likely to go up when offices reopen in tomorrow morning. The signatures are being gathered by Protect Democracy, a non-profit group staffed in part by former Justice Department alumni. https://medium.com/@dojalumni/statement-by-former-federal-prosecutors-8ab7691c2aa1