Protests across the country Thursday called on President Donald Trump not to interfere with the Mueller investigation.
“This rally is about the fact that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin (D).
From the steps of the Connecticut Capitol to the White House, protesters had that message: president Trump, you are not above the law.
“Just let this investigation happen. Let the truth come to bare. If you’ve done nothing wrong, everything should turn out just the way you thought,” said Plainville resident Kara Curtis.
In Hartford and around the country, people rallied against the president’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Mike Whittaker’s appointment as attorney general, saying that this is a clear attempt by the president to curtail or even end Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Marchers at the New Haven Green had the same message.
“Our democracy is under attack. It is a break the glass moment,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D).
Congressional Democrats have called on Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation.
Demonstrators said they wanted to make their voices heard in Washington, and make it clear to the president that they’re paying attention to what he’s doing and not doing, and they hope he’ll let justice take its course.
“The president feels like he is being threatened. So, therefore, he’s knocking one by one the people out of the way that are threatening him,” said West Haven resident Margaret Firla.
Similar rallies were held across the country: crowds marched in New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston and Philadelphia, where protesters convened in Center City and marched down Market Street chanting "Protect Mueller."
In Boston, ralliers came together on Boston Common, holding signs in support of the integrity of the Mueller investigation.
More people have signed up to protest again should Robert Mueller be fired or if the White House makes any other significant moves impacting the investigation.