Ep. 80 – Impeachment Interpretive Dance
Rebecca reacts to the reaction to Mueller’s statement. Smitha serves up impeachment with a side of voting rights, and Megan is back with a parting pep talk.
Transcript of Mueller’s 8 minute statement.
Jill Wine Banks (Former Watergate Asst Special Prosecutor): Mueller Should’ve Been Clearer
June is Gun Violence Prevention Month.
Wear Orange Weekend, June 7-8
Go to WearOrange.org to find an event near you.
Mohammed Bin Zayed & Mohammed Bin Salman in the NYT.
MoveOn Impeachment Rallies
National Day of Action to demand impeachment inquiry
Portland: Saturday June 15, 11am Terry Schrunk Plaza
Or go to impeach.org to find an event near you.
THIS DOCTOR MAKES HOUSE CALLS
Action of the week:
Trump has committed impeachable offenses. Congress must hold him accountable and open an impeachment inquiry. Please see http://www.indivisibleor.org/actions/ for scripts.
And then fill out Indivisible National’s survey on impeachment and advocate for them to take action to do a full court press to support an impeachment inquiry and provide us with tools we can use across the country.
Do as many actions as you can listed on the Americans of Conscious Checklist – Empowering All Citizens to Vote edition. This checklist is an amazing resource in an of itself and this voting edition takes it to the next level.
LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!
The most significant departures in the “special counsel” regulations from the former statutory “independent counsel” schemes are that (1) the Attorney General, and not an independent body such as the three-judge panel, actually names the person who is to be the special counsel; (2) the Attorney General, and not an outside panel, establishes and defines the prosecutorial jurisdiction of the special counsel; (3) the general jurisdiction of the special counsel is limited to the specific matter referred to him or her (and not also to related matters), as well as collateral offenses arising out of the investigation which related matters with the investigation; (4) the special counsel is subject to all the notification, and “review and approval” provisions of the internal Department of Justice procedures, policies, and practices (but may circumvent certain review and approval procedures by consulting directly with the Attorney General); (5) the Attorney General must be notified concerning significant actions that the special counsel is to take, and may countermand any proposed action by the special counsel; (6) appeals of cases by the special counsel must be approved by the Solicitor General of the United States, a presidential political appointee; and (7) Justice Department regulations provide that a special counsel may be removed by the Attorney General for “misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Department policies,” while the statute provided that independent counsels could be removed by the Attorney General for “good cause, physical or mental disability.”