Friday, February 2, 2018

ACTION: STOP GOP INTERFERENCE WITH THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, February 2, 2018
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STOP GOP INTERFERENCE WITH THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION
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#ProtectMueller
#RemoveNunes
#GOPFakeMemo
#ProtectOurInstitutions

House Republicans voted on Monday to invoke a never-before-used rule to release the notorious Nunes memo. This memo cherry picks information to paint a picture of the FBI acting improperly in obtaining a warrant to surveil Trump aide, Carter Page. It is part of a larger effort to smear the FBI, DOJ, and Mueller in the hope of neutralizing the Russia-Trump probe.

The FBI has “grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.” A DOJ Trump appointee says its release is “extraordinarily reckless.” Nonetheless, the GOP is expected to release it today.

The purely political motivation behind this effort is clear. The GOP refuses to:

• Heed national security officials warning that release would jeopardize sensitive information about how intelligence is gathered
• Allow Democrats to release a minority report rebutting the memo

These hyper-partisan attacks on the FBI and Russia investigation set the stage for a latter-day Saturday Night Massacre -- the removal from office of Deputy AG Rosenstein, FBI Director McCabe, and Mueller (all of whom are Trump appointees).

Congress must not let Trump and the GOP hobble the FBI, expose secrets to our enemies, or help Trump escape consequences of possible wrongdoing!

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR REPRESENATIVE AND BOTH OF OUR SENATORS **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Wyden, Merkley, Bonamici, DeFazio
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried that the GOP is politicizing the Russia-Trump investigation with biased attacks on the FBI with the goal of undermining the Mueller investigation. Thank you for making a statement highlighting the dangers of this memo. I ask the Senator/Rep to do two things: 1) do all he/she can to keep Republicans from jeopardizing our national security for partisan interests 2) do everything possible to pass the Special Counsel Integrity Act [S. 1741]/ [H.B. 3771 and 4669] to protect Special Prosecutor Mueller. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Blumenauer, Schrader and Walden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried that the GOP is politicizing the Russia-Trump investigation with biased attacks on the FBI with the goal of undermining the Mueller investigation. I ask the Representative to do three things 1) make it clear you find the Nunes Memo dangerous and do not approve of its release 2) do everything he/she can to keep Republicans from jeopardizing our national security for partisan interests 2) do everything possible to pass the Special Counsel Integrity Act [H.B. 3771 and 4669] to protect Special Prosecutor Mueller. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: GO TO A TOWN HALL AND ASK OUR MOCS WHAT THEY WILL DO TO STOP GOP INTERFERENCE IN THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION***

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, zip code [--].I am very worried that the GOP is politicizing the Russia-Trump investigation with biased attacks on the FBI with the goal of undermining the Mueller investigation.  Representative Ryan is enabling Representative Nunes and President Trump in this effort. What can you do to ensure that Trump and the Republicans cannot jeopardize our national security because of their own personal or partisan interests? What can you do to push for the enactment of Special Counsel Integrity Act [S. 1741; H.B. 3771 and 4669] to protect Special Prosecutor Mueller?"

Upcoming Town Halls: http://bit.ly/2qwYTxc

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**ACTION 3: MAKE YOUR PLANS TO PROTEST IF ROSENSTEIN OR MUELLER IS FIRED**

Be ready to protest if Rosenstein, McCabe, or Mueller are removed from office.

Text Mueller to 50409 for the protest nearest you.

Nationwide Plan: http://TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org/

Portland Plan: https://www.facebook.com/notes/indivisible-oregon/contingency-plan-in-the-event-of-mueller-firing/1388546547925260/
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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
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

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! **

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