More than 100,000 people vow to protest if Trump fires Mueller

More than 100,000 people vow to protest if Trump fires Mueller
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A coalition of groups opposed to President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE and his agenda has assembled tens of thousands of individuals pledging to protest if Trump 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.

Over 100,000 Americans have vowed to take part in upwards of 500 protests across the country should the firing occur, according to a press release.

The effort includes groups like the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the Truman National Security Project, Public Citizen, Stand Up America, MoveOn.org Civic Action, March for Truth, Indivisible, People for the American Way, Common Cause and Democracy 21.

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Prospective protesters may use the website TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org to search for events near them or to create a new protest.

"No one is above the law, including Donald Trump, and the American people will not put up with further interference in the Russia investigation," Sean Eldridge, president of Stand Up America, said in a statement. 

"The Resistance is mobilized, and ready to peacefully take to the streets if necessary to defend our Constitution and the rule of law.”

The fear that Trump will fire Mueller from leading the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has caused fear among Democrats for months, but gained new traction on Friday when Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierJimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 75th anniversary, longest-married presidential couple Military braces for sea change on justice reform House panel plans mid-July consideration of military justice overhaul MORE (D-Calif.) mentioned a rumor on Capitol Hill that the president may fire the special counsel before the Christmas holiday.

Trump on Sunday said he is not considering firing Mueller.

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