Nobody Is Above the Law: Rally to Release the Mueller Report, Today, 5 p.m., Everywhere

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Attorney General William Barr missed the deadline set by Congress to release the full Mueller report, defying the legislative branch of government. Not only is this a serious threat to the rule of law, but it also suggests Barr may be staging a cover-up of damning evidence in the report to protect Donald Trump

Despite Trump’s claims that the Mueller report exonerates him, nobody outside of the Justice Department has been allowed to see the report. Agents who worked on the report say Barr’s summary has intentionally left out key information. The only way to know the report says is if we are allowed to read it.

MoveOn.org is calling for protests today against attempts to coverup the Mueller report’s findings and demand the report be released. These protests are similar to a previous call to action to allow Mueller to finish the report.

Below are the locations of events in several cities listed in local time, and hundreds of local events are planned—search here to find an event near you.

Chicago: Federal Plaza, 5 p.m.
Los Angeles: City Hall, 5 p.m.
New York: Times Square, 5:30 p.m.
Philadelphia: Thomas Paine Plaza, 5:30 p.m.
Portland, OR: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 5 p.m.
San Francisco: Powell & Market cable car turnaround, 5 p.m.

The importance of releasing the Special Counsel’s report cannot be overstated. The Republic depends on rule of law. The executive branch cannot defy Congress. The president cannot hire henchmen to coverup up his crimes. The Mueller report is hundreds of pages long. Remember, Trump aide Paul Manafort has already been tried and convicted on eight counts, and Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has pled guilty. Crimes have been committed and confessed to.

Protests begin between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. local time. This is not the first such protest, and it won’t be the last.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →