Since Barack Obama went in the history as the worst president, he has been working on a plan to take his successor Donald Trump down.
The lawyers who helped Obama’s White House craft and hold to rules of conduct have formed a new group that is prepared to fight against Trump’s administration.
The group is called United to Protect Democracy, which is named after a line from Obama’s farewell address, where he urged his supporters to pick up where he was leaving off.
According to Truth Monitor, the group has raised a $1.5 million operating budget in just a few weeks, hired five staffers and has plans to double that in the coming months. UPD has been incorporated as both a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4), which means it can operate as a nonprofit while also participating in some forms of political advocacy.
Reportedly, the group is planning to attack into issues that aren’t in the news right now.
“When people hear concerns about democracies declining into authoritarianism, they expect that moment to come in a singular thunderclap where everyone can see that this is the time,” said Ian Bassin, the leader of the new group. “In reality, often times, democracies decline over a period of years that happen through a series of much smaller steps.”
Bassin was connected with Obama’s administration during his first three years in office, and he worked on ethics questions such as what’s known as the agency contact rule, meant to prevent politics and favoritism from influencing independent agencies. Bassin is expanding this group with lawyers who have similar experience.
“As people who had the privilege of serving at the highest level of our government, we understand those guardrails, where people might come up against them and what the tools are that we have as private citizens to hold our government accountable,” Bassin said.
The White House press secretary Sean Spicer also issued a statement about the group, saying: “This administration has raised the level of ethics training and oversight to a new level compared to the practices of the previous administration.”
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