A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON Resolution #2017-059
Supporting Legislation Calling for Judicial Review Before Removal of Special Counsel Mueller
A. Whereas President Trump has made remarks indicating that firing Robert Mueller, Special Counsel charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election, is a possibility, and
B. Whereas the investigation of Russian interference is now getting closer to President Trump and his election campaign as Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and has agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation, and
C. Whereas firing the Special Counsel would constitute obstruction of justice and could create a Constitutional crisis:
Whereas, firing the Special Prosecutor would lead to a constitutional crisis,
Therefore we, The Democratic Party Washington County, Oregon resolve as follows:
1. We support the following bills to protect the Mueller investigation and ask that our Oregon Congressional Delegation sign on to and actively support these bills.
Bill # 1. HR 3771, the Special Counsel Integrity Act ( former Re.p Conyers), allowing for judicial review of a proposed Special Counsel removal
Bill #2. S 1735, The Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (Sen. Graham), allowing for judicial review of a proposed Special Counsel removal
Bill #3. S 1741: The Special Counsel Integrity Act (Sen. Tillis), also allowing for judicial review of Special Counsel removal.
2. If passed, we will forward a copy of this resolution to all members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation with a request for a response.
3. If still pertinent, we will submit this resolution to the Democratic Party of Oregon for consideration and action at their next regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.
Submiited – Sept, 2017, Lisa Stiller, R&PC Member; reviewed by R&PC & passed forward for CC action - 12/5/2017.