Hundreds of thousands sign up to protest if Trump fires Mueller
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Hundreds of thousands of people are vowing to protest if President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE fires special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE.

About 300,000 people have now signed up to march in more than 800 events across the country should Trump fire Mueller, The Guardian reported, citing MoveOn. Approximately 20,000 people have signed up in the past two weeks, the newspaper added.

MoveOn, which launched the drive last August, said on its website that Trump's firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE or Mueller — who is investigating Russia's election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia — would create a constitutional crisis.


"Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next—whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism," the site says.

"That's why we're preparing to hold emergency 'Nobody Is Above the Law' rallies around the country, in the event they are needed—800+ of them and counting, in every state, with 300,000 RSVPs to date!"

A report earlier this week said Trump is considering firing Rosenstein after federal investigators raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Officials told CNN that the No. 2 Justice Department official, who reportedly personally approved the FBI raid, is Trump's most likely target.

Under DOJ regulations, Rosenstein is the only person with the power to fire Mueller, if he has cause to do so, since Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE recused himself last year.

However, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said earlier this week the president believes he has the power to dismiss Mueller as well.

President Trump on Thursday pushed back against a New York Times report that said he tried to fire Mueller in December, calling the story "fake news from a biased newspaper."