Thursday, April 25, 2019

ACTION: CONGRESS MUST SAFEGUARD OUR ELECTIONS AND HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE

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“RUSSIA, IF YOU’RE LISTENING…” CONGRESS MUST SAFEGUARD OUR ELECTIONS AND HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE! 

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
…the Mueller Report details how Russia attacked the 2016 election in order to benefit Trump and how Trump has criminally and repeatedly obstructed the investigation into those attacks, which is an impeachable offense. The Senate must  
  • protect our elections by enacting HR 1 
  • investigate the national security risks posed by Trump’s many entanglements with Russia and ‘follow the money.’ 
  • hold Trump accountable. 
Our democracy depends on it. Thank you.

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
the Mueller Report details how Russia attacked the 2016 election in order to benefit Trump and how Trump has criminally and repeatedly obstructed the investigation into those attacks, which is an impeachable offense. The House has begun the job of protecting our elections by enacting HR 1. I ask the Representative to:  
  • do everything he/she can to push for HR1’s passage in the Senate 
  • follow up the Mueller report by immediately investigate the national security risks posed by Trump’s many entanglements with Russia and ‘follow the money.’  
  • hold Trump accountable 
Our democracy depends on it. Thank you.

ACTION THREE: FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS

Pass along this action alert, especially to friends in Red states. Tell them to KEEP CALLING! 

BACKGROUND:

The Mueller Report found that Russia “…perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome…” Russia attacked us by: 
  • Creating fake accounts supporting Trump that may have reached 126 million people on Facebook and millions more on other social media  
  • Organizing dozens of rallies supporting Trump  
  • Stealing documents from the Clinton campaign and releasing them to benefit Trump.  
The Report confirmed many facts that Trump labeled “fake news.” The investigation “… established multiple links between Trump Campaign officials and individuals tied to the Russian government.” But Trump did not condemn the attacks, investigate what happened, or seek to prevent it from happening again. Instead, he: 
  • Welcomed and encouraged the attacks (“Russia, if you’re listening..”)  
  • “[E]xpected [he] would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts…”  
  • Took Putin’s word over US intelligence sources that Russia was responsible  
  • Criminally, repeatedly, obstructed the investigation into Russia’s crimes  
  • Discourages efforts to safeguard our electoral system  
Congress must do its job. It must stop future attacks. It must investigate the national security threats posed by Trump’s strange deference to Putin. It must “follow the money.” It must hold Trump accountable. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ACTION: CONGRESS MUST COMPLETE MUELLER'S INVESTIGATION

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CONGRESS MUST COMPLETE MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION 

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Congress must follow the blueprint in the Mueller report and continue the investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice.  I am asking the Senator to demand the full unredacted report from Attorney General Barr, and to call for Robert Mueller to testify before Congress as soon as possible.  Thank you.”

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Congress must follow the blueprint in the Mueller report and continue the investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice.  I am asking the Representative to demand the full unredacted report from Attorney General Barr, and to call for Robert Mueller to testify before Congress as soon as possible.  Thank you.”

BACKGROUND:

Despite the redactions and fairy tale interpretation spun by Trump’s ally Attorney General Barr, the Mueller report presents clear evidence of obstruction of justice by the President.
This evidence demands further Congressional investigation now and Mueller must testify before Congress as soon as possible.
Mueller declined to prosecute Trump citing policies that prevent the Department of Justice from indicting a sitting President.  But his report also states that “…Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority…”  This firmly puts the ball in Congress’s court.
Even with Barr’s redactions, the report is a litany of official malfeasance. Specific incidences of Trump’s direct efforts to thwart the Russia investigation include:
  • Repeated efforts to persuade witnesses to lie.
  • Encouraging witnesses to conceal or fabricate evidence.
  • Ordering the White House Counsel to fire Mueller, and then to lie about being ordered to do so.
  • Ordering then A.G. Jeff Sessions to limit Mueller to investigating only future elections – not 2016.
  • Ordering officials to produce a memo declaring Trump’s innocence.
Call our MOC’s.  Tell them the Mueller report gives Congress a detailed road map and a clear mandate to continue the investigation into Trump’s criminal obstruction and they must follow it.

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