Pasadena Progressives Ponder Action Plan in Case Trump Orders Firing of Deputy Attorney General or Special Counsel

Published : Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 12:28 PM

ACT Pasadena Executive Director Jon Fuhrman and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) Co-Chairman Pablo Alvarado

Left to Right: Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) Co-Chairman Pablo Alvarado and ACT Pasadena Executive Director Jon Fuhrman

The city’s progressive leaders on Friday will discuss the possibility of a local protest in case President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The Pasadena Progressive Discussion Group, including ACT Pasadena Executive Director Jon Fuhrman and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) Co-Chairman Pablo Alvarado with share their thoughts on the controversial issue of Mueller’s investigation of Trump.

Rosenstein is said to have authorized the recent raid of Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including payments to a pornographic film actress.

Trump accused the Department of Justice of perpetrating a “witch hunt.” The FBI team carried a search warrant that prosecutors obtained after receiving a referral from Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation. Cohen’s lawyer called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”

During Friday’s Progressive Discussion Group, Fuhrman and Alvarado will lead a discussion of possible moves by Pasadena progressives if Trump fires Rosenstein or Mueller.

“If and when he does, will Pasadena mobilize as part of a nation-wide protest against Trump’s assault on the rule of law?” the organizations asked. “President Trump faces the existential threat to his presidency that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and/or the newly disclosed investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York will lead to his impeachment or indictment.”

The panel discussion begins at 9 a.m. on Friday at Du-Par’s Restaurant, 214 S. Lake Avenue in Pasadena.

The Progressive Discussion Group is a Pasadena political thought incubator that meets on the first and third Friday of every month in Du-Par’s back room to discuss a designated topic.

Meetings are open to the public. DuPar’s issues separate checks to attendees, so guests can enjoy coffee, breakfast, or just thoughtful discussion of progressive issues.

For more information on the panel discussion, please contact Dale L. Gronemeier at or call 323-254-6700.

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