The March for Truth, the latest in what has become nearly weekly demonstrations of various stripes against the Trump administration, drew a sign-waving crowd to the Washington Monument on Saturday to protest possible collusion between associates of President Trump and Russian officials in the 2016 election. As new revelations have continued to emerge five months into the administration — the latest involving reported efforts by Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, to create a secret back channel to Russia — the protest was organized on Twitter under the banner #MarchforTruth. The several dozen demonstrators in Washington said they were demanding a well-staffed, independent commission, removed from the White House’s influence, to investigate the possibility of collusion. They also called for Mr. Trump to release his tax returns, saying the documents could shed light on any connections to Russia.
While the Justice Department has appointed a special counsel, the former F.B.I. director Robert S. Mueller III, to oversee the bureau’s Russia investigation, Mr. Mueller is not fully independent because he could be fired at the president’s direction.
One of the speakers who addressed the crowd, Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, said, “If, in fact, a hostile, foreign government has installed a puppet as president of the United States, that affects the entire mission of my organization to elect good, progressive, feminist candidates to office.”