Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ACTION | DEMAND SPECIAL COUNSEL TO OVERSEE RUSSIAGATE INVESTIGATION

ACTION for Wednesday, May 10: Demand a special counsel now! We have a possibly treasonous president hiring the person who will investigate the alleged collusion between Russia and his campaign. It is not an overstatement to say that our very democracy is threatened.
**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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DEMAND INDEPENDENT SPECIAL COUNSEL NOW
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#TrumpRussia
#SpecialCounsel
Yesterday, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia. Now, Trump is poised to appoint a new FBI Director, who would presumably take over the investigation.
Other ongoing investigations into Trump’s Russian ties are similarly tainted or stymied:
--The Department of Justice (DOJ) cannot be trusted. Attorney General Session had to recuse himself from the Russia investigation (http://nyti.ms/2lvnz2m) and his Deputy AG recommended Comey’s firing (http://nyti.ms/2qPBVS2).
-- The House Intelligence Committee is in disarray after Chairman Nunes recused himself from the Russia investigation http://bit.ly/2oN1xey). .
-- The Senate Intelligence Committee has little dedicated staff to perform an investigation (http://slate.me/2pZD5tE).
Several Oregon MoCs have responded with calls for an independent special prosecutor and/or a call for Comey to testify in an open hearing
Sen Wyden http://bit.ly/2pu7DQ4
Sen Merkley http://bit.ly/2qQ0hev
Rep Blumenauer http://bit.ly/2q4NCBp
However, these statements are far from sufficient. The U.S. has a potentially treasonous president who fired the FBI Director investigating him. This is no time for business as usual. We must demand SPECIAL COUNSEL NOW, and insist that all Congressional business STOP until one is appointed. (http://bit.ly/2ljG3b0)
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am proud to have Senators who have called for a nonpartisan independent investigation of Trump’s ties with Russia. Now that Trump has fired the FBI Director investigating him, we can’t ignore the urgency of this situation. I am asking the Senator to demand that all Senate business STOP NOW, until unbiased special counsel is appointed.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE**
Find yours: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Now that Trump has fired the FBI Director investigating him, we can’t ignore the urgency of this situation. I am asking the Congressperson to demand that all House business STOP NOW, until unbiased special counsel is appointed.”
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**ACTION 3: CALL DEPT OF JUSTICE**
Straight from 5 calls: call the US Dept of Justice at 202-353-1555
Adapted 5 CALLS SCRIPT:
“Hi, my name is [--] and I’m a concerned citizen from [city,zip]. I’m calling to ask US Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint an unbiased special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement with the Trump campaign during the election. During Rosenstein's confirmation hearings, he promised he would appoint a special prosecutor if the situation warranted it. That time has come.”
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**ACTION 4: CALL FRIENDS/FAMILY**
Call your friends and family in other states to do the same; copy, paste, forward this action to them
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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
LaGrande: (541) 962-7691
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, La Grande (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!**
There is little in American history that compares to, or justifies, what Trump has now done.
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