Celebrate Success! TAN readers have advocated for a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump Russia affair since January. Most recently they wrote and called assistant attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, who responded on Tuesday with the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller III as the special prosecutor with the broad charge to investigate Russia’s interference in our election, the collusion of any American with the Russians and any other illegal activity they uncover.
It is important, though, that we continue to press for a congressional select committee because a select committee's findings will be more open to the public than the non-criminal findings of the special prosecutor. House Democrats and two Republicans signed a discharge petition to skirt Speaker Ryan’s opposition to appointing a commission. It only needs 23 more Republicans. Call Rob Wittman (202-225-4261 or 804-730-6595) and ask him to put country over party and support bringing the Protecting Our Democracy Act to the House floor.