Dear MoveOn member,
Donald Trump's personal lawyer has sworn under oath that Trump directed him to commit federal crimes.1
The Judiciary Committee should stop the Supreme Court hearings that are scheduled for early September and deal with the urgent matter of a president being credibly implicated in a criminal conspiracy.
Sign the petition if you agree the Senate should deal with the matter of a president being credibly implicated in federal crimes instead of considering a nominee who might well cast the deciding vote to put Trump above the law.
Let's look at the facts. Several of the people closest to Donald Trump, including his former personal lawyer (Michael Cohen), former campaign chairman (Paul Manafort), former national security adviser (Michael Flynn), and others, have either been convicted of or have pleaded guilty to a range of federal offenses—including campaign finance violations allegedly at the direction of candidate Trump.2
Meanwhile, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee, has argued that a sitting president cannot be criminally indicted or even a subject of a criminal investigation while in office. The consequences of his confirmation could be enormous: Kavanaugh could become Trump's shield against accountability.3
We must let Special Counsel Robert Mueller complete his investigation before proceeding with any Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
No American citizen under criminal investigation is able to choose their own judge. The president shouldn't be an exception.
–Senator Cory Booker
1. "Cohen attorney: If these hush payments are crimes, Trump is guilty," Politico, August 21, 2018
2. "Cohen, Manafort and more: Trump associates and others accused or convicted of crimes," USA Today, August 22, 2018
3. "Kavanaugh in memo argued against indicting sitting president," The Associated Press, August 10, 2018
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