A progressive super PAC is rallying Democrats to impeach Vice President Mike Pence, suggesting in an email he ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to end the Russia investigation.
Pence said in an interview on May 10 that Mueller should "wrap it up," meaning bring an end to his sprawling probe that's loomed over the White House for more than a year. He did not order Mueller to end the probe, however, nor has President Donald Trump, although Trump has been a frequent critic of what he calls Mueller's "witch hunt."
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In an email, the PAC Progressive Turnout Project wrote, "BREAKING: Pence commits Obstruction of Justice by ordering Robert Mueller to end Russia Investigation."
It then provided multiple links to the same page for people to give their name and email, and "SIGN NOW to impeach Mike Pence."
"Mike Pence MUST be impeached IMMEDIATELY!! He’s trying to END Robert Mueller’s investigation," the email read. "That’s Obstruction of Justice — a federal crime!! We finally have legal grounds to send Pence to prison. So we’re demanding Democrats introduce Articles of Impeachment against him."
The PAC added it needs 10,000 progressive signatures to be one of the "citizen co-sponsor" of articles of impeachment.
Progressive Turnout Project sponsors "The National Memo," a left-wing daily political newsletter, which sent out the email but said the content didn't necessarily reflect its views.