Hollywood stars call for Trump special prosecutor
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Some of Hollywood’s most high-profile stars — including Alec Baldwin, Zoe Saldana, Julianne Moore, Sally Field, Mark Ruffalo, and Michael Moore — are calling on Congress and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to create an independent commission and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate ties between Russia and President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE’s presidential campaign.

“It is time to put country before political party,” says the Wednesday letter to Rosenstein, Sens. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.) and Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats now attack internet rules they once embraced Schumer: Trump budget would ‘cripple’ gun background checks Schumer: Senate Republicans' silence 'deafening' on guns, Russia MORE (D-N.Y.), and Reps. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan MORE (R-Wisc.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“The founders of our nation intended to ensure that no one branch of government could supersede the authority of the others and that no individual, not even the president, would be above the law,” the letter, signed by a who’s who of Hollywood entertainers, states.

The hodgepodge of celebrities, many of them known to be left-leaning, includes Broadway star Patti Lupone, directors Lee Daniels, Paul Haggis, and Dustin Lance Black, singer Melissa Etheridge, Jane Fonda, “Frozen’s” Josh Gad, “Captain America’s” Chris Evans and Marisa Tomei.


“Today, we fear the bedrock principles of our democracy are being put to the test in ways unlike any others in our nation’s history. Donald Trump’s actions over the past week have put our country on a path toward a constitutional crisis,” the signers write in the letter.

The message, signed by more than 90 public figures and organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, EMILY’s List, People for the American Way and MoveOn.org, comes a day after a series of bombshell reports involving Trump.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the president attempted to shutter an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn by telling then-FBI Director James Comey to "let it go." The White House quickly denied the report.

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that Trump revealed highly classified information from Israeli intelligence in a meeting last week with Russian diplomats.

“It is the unanimous opinion of out nation’s top intelligence agencies that Russian actors interfered with the presidential election,” the Wednesday letter says.

“Getting to the bottom of this interference can not and should not be a partisan matter.”

The letter ends by saying, “We ask that you put country before party to ensure that the integrity and well-being of our nation and its people remain your top priority, as they should.”