Friday, March 31, 2017

ACTION: Call to Appoint Special Counsel

From Indivisible Oregon

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, March 31, 2017

BOENTE MUST APPOINT SPECIAL COUNSEL NOW!
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#RussiaGate
On March 20, James Comey confirmed what we had long suspected: that the FBI has been investigating Donald Trump's Russia connections since July 2016. Unfortunately, many MOCs continue to focus on “leaks” and Trump’s crazy wiretapping claims rather than the real issue of Team Trump’s collusion with the Russians to steal an election. 
--House Intelligence chair Devin Nunes has lost any real credibility to lead an inquiry, but has refused to recuse himself.
--The months-old Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation is FINALLY calling witnesses, but is still a GOP-controlled committee in a GOP-controlled Senate investigating a GOP President.
This issue is too important to leave in the hands of a partisan Congress that refuses to stand up to Trump, and a partisan FBI that deliberately defamed Hilary Clinton in the last days of the election. Daniel Boente, the Deputy Attorney General, has the power to appoint a Special Counsel to launch an UNBIASED investigation. Such an investigation would also have the power to pursue evidence of any other wrongdoing, such as violations of the Emoluments Clause.
The following MoCs have called for Special Counsel in recent weeks; now it’s time to reiterate, clarify, and intensify the demand:
Senator Wyden http://bit.ly/2oflPjg
Senator Merkley http://bit.ly/2oEXf8f
Rep Blumenauer http://bit.ly/2oFd52p
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**CALL YOUR SENATORS AND HOUSE REPS** 
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [---], a constituent from [city], Oregon (zipcode). The issue of Team Trump’s possible collusion with Russia to hijack the presidential election is too important to be left exclusively to a GOP-controlled Congress. I’m asking (Senator---/Rep---) to intensify pressure on Deputy Attorney General Daniel Boente to appoint a nonpartisan Special Counsel to conduct a broad and unbiased investigation. I would like (Senator---/Rep---) to make a public statement on this topic THIS WEEK.”
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: 202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855
OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408
LaGrande (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811
OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416
Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523
Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711
Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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