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Prepare For A Rapid Response In Case Trump Fires Special Counsel Bob Mueller (Updated January 2018)

This OTYCD entry originally posted in November 2017.


Update, January 2018: On the evening of Thursday, January 25, 2018, news broke that President Trump attempted to fire Robert Mueller in June 2017.


Only the refusal of White House counsel Don McGahn stayed his hand (Trump evidently wanted McGahn to carry out the action; McGahn refused and threatened to quit.)


See the New York Times story on the incident:


As we ready this update, more than 180,000 people have signed on to join Nobody is Above the Law rallies. Please consider doing so if you haven’t yet.


Learn what to do if Trump actually up and fires special counsel Bob Mueller. Be ready to act on the spot.


The Minutemen of Massachusetts got their name because they stood ready to muster against their British overseers at a moment’s notice.


This is the modern version of the Minutemen militia–you need to be ready, at a moment’s notice, to muster and defend our democracy if Trump actually does the second-dumbest thing he could possibly do and fires Mueller. has detailed plans to hold emergency ‘Nobody is Above the Law’ rallies if this happens.


Below is a link to a map with a search tool that will show you where your nearest rally would be held if Trump fires Mueller (and let’s hope fervently that it never happens).


Here also are general instructions from


Rallies will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing:

  • If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —>  events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time
  • If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day
    • This is the general plan—please confirm details on your event page, as individual hosts may tailor their events to their local plan.



Again, we at OTYCD hope this plan will never need to be enacted. But we also think it’s a good idea to think about your daily patterns and cross-match them against the map, so you can make sure you can get to what would be the event closest to you.



See where your nearest emergency rally would take place:



This link includes organizational materials, including training videos, images to share on social media, de-escalation tips, and a downloadable sign:


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