, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, on Tuesday night issued an urgent rallying cry for people to “take just one action to defend democracy by Saturday.”
Shaub launched the appeal after senior officials walked back in the case of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone. That followed following intense criticism of the proposed seven to nine years’ imprisonment from the president himself. The reversal sparked the resignation of the four federal prosecutors who ran the trial.
“Today was a catastrophe for democracy,” tweeted Shaub, who served in the government role under former President and then resigned six months into ’s presidency. He has since become a vocal critic of the Trump administration.