Crisis Calls for a Special Prosecutor and a Halt to Judicial Nominations

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Carolyn Bobb

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2017 – In response to the escalating Constitutional crisis enveloping the Trump Administration, including last night’s firing of FBI Director James Comey in the middle of an FBI investigation of alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:

“AFJ joins Senate Democrats and a growing chorus of concerned Americans calling for the immediate appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the corruption crisis engulfing the Trump administration.  This crisis has grown to alarming proportions and the future of our republic is literally at stake.  As was abundantly clear from his record, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is completely incapable of acting as an independent check on an out-of-control executive branch, and the Justice Department he leads now seems infected with the same weakness. Moreover, while this crisis of illegitimacy persists throughout the administration, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Judiciary Chair Grassley, and the entire Senate should absolutely put a stop to any further action to confirm any Trump judicial nominees. This president and this administration are far too compromised to be allowed to pack the courts with judges whose willingness to check inappropriate or illegal executive actions would be seriously in question.”