NO CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY UNTIL WE GET A SPECIAL COUNSEL
The wheels are coming off the bus. Donald Trump now claims he was going to fire former FBI Director James Comey regardless of the Department of Justice recommendation (http://nbcnews.to/2pp6VIB). Reports suggest that Trump was fuming over Comey’s lack of loyalty and refusal to make the Russia story go away (http://wapo.st/2q6GKpf). This constitutes a clear abuse of presidential power.
–Days before he was fired, Comey asked for money to accelerate the Russia investigation (http://nyti.ms/2pkwBWL).
–FBI prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas for Flynn associates (http://reut.rs/2qYUwew).
–The acting FBI director contradicted the White House by saying the Russian probe is “highly significant investigation” (http://politi.co/2pBSQTD).
We’re getting traction: Several members of Oregon’s congressional delegation (http://bit.ly/2q6NeV8) have demanded an independent investigation, along with 20 state and district Attorneys General (http://bit.ly/2r4AyLy).
But we cannot be satisfied with public statements. The GOP Congress is showing little backbone (http://nyti.ms/2q6aiBi), so our democratic MoCs will need to keep fighting hard.
We must build on the momentum and demand ACTION!
All congressional business must STOP until Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appoints a special counsel. (http://ind.pn/2pDVIQq).
**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. I am asking the Senator to go beyond statements to action: he must DEMAND that all Senate business STOP NOW—until Deputy AG Rosenstein appoints a special counsel.”
**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 question his own loyalty to Trump, put country over party, and DEMAND that all House business STOP NOW—until Deputy AG Rosenstein appoints a special counsel.”
**ACTION 3: CALL DEPT OF JUSTICE**
Call the US Dept of Justice at 202-353-1555
“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