DEMAND INDEPENDENT SPECIAL COUNSEL NOW
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 Sessions 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 a SPECIAL COUNSEL NOW, and insist that all Congressional business STOP until one is appointed. (http://bit.ly/2ljG3b0)
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY**
“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 an unbiased special counsel is appointed.”
**ACTION 2: CALL CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN**
“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 Congressman Walden to FINALLY put country over party and demand that all House business STOP NOW, until an unbiased special counsel is appointed. To do less is to be complicit in whatever Trump is attempting to hide from the American people.”
**ACTION 3: CALL THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE**
US Dept of Justice: 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 newly appointed US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint an unbiased special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement with the Trump campaign and the 2016 election. It has become clear that this is the only way we can be guaranteed a fair and full investigation.”
**ACTION 4: CALL FRIENDS/FAMILY**
Call your friends and family in other states to do the same; copy, paste, forward this action to them.
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
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400