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Obama’s fmr ethics czar says stock up on gear, prepare to ‘take the streets’ should Trump fire Mueller

Walter Shaub (Photo Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, issued an impromptu call to action Friday on social media “for when we take the streets.”

President Barack Obama’s former ethics czar announced to the progressive faithful that he’s “stocking up” on “gear” in the event President Donald Trump decides to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

“This weekend I’m stocking up on portable phone chargers, warm clothes, & gear needed for when we take the streets. I’m concerned the assault on the rule of law is coming over the holidays when we’re distracted. It‘ll be a defining moment for the Republic,” he tweeted.


Shaub, who resigned after Trump was elected,  promoted a “rapid response protest” sponsored by the George Soros-supported left-wing activist group MoveOn.org, that will have foot soldiers at the ready if Mueller is removed from office.


The campaign does call for “nonviolent, peaceful action,” instructing participants “to act lawfully.” Shaub, who once described the Obama White House ethics program as “the gold standard in the world,” also stressed “non-violence” in a follow-up tweet he directed to “the tiki torch crowd.”

President Trump’s lawyers are reportedly meeting with Mueller and members of his team next week, but there’s nothing to suggest this will equate to a “Saturday Night Massacre,” as some on the left envision.

And this is not the first time a former Obama administration official has talked about taking to the streets.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a dark, cryptic message about bleeding and dying in the streets early on in Trump’s presidency.

“Ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done… they’ve marched, they’ve bled, yes, some of them have died … We have done this before we can do this again,” a video message posted on social media said.

As might be expected, Shaub was mocked unmercifully on Twitter for his trumped-up political rhetoric — deservedly so.

Here’s a sampling of responses from social media users:



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