DEMAND A SPECIAL COUNSEL—AND WITHHOLD CONSENT UNTIL IT HAPPENS
Trump’s latest actions rise to the level of abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Presidents have been impeached for less. http://wapo.st/2qK8hOj
— Months ago, Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to pledge loyalty to him; Comey offered only “honesty.” http://nyti.ms/2q8BOQk
— After firing Comey last week, Trump tried to silence him with threats of secret recordings.
— Trump shared highly classified intel with the Russian Foreign Minister http://nyti.ms/2qlKIdc. He is a menace to our national security and our democracy!
—Important note: the law empowering an independent “Special Prosecutor” like Nixon nemesis Archibald Cox– answerable to a nonpartisan judicial panel–expired years ago. http://bit.ly/2qKqE60
–The option now is to appoint a “Special Counsel”—answerable to the DOJ and therefore to Trump. That is why we must open other avenues of investigation—such as a bipartisan commission.
All Oregon MOC’s except Walden support a robust investigation. Senator Wyden plans to block a key Treasury appointment until they release Trump’s financial documents http://washex.am/2pNHjAt and has called on Comey to testify http://bit.ly/2qq69IB
But we need more. We must urge our MOC’s to . . .
HALT all Congressional business until thorough unbiased investigations are assured!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Trump is a menace to our security and democracy. I want to thank Senator [–] for supporting investigations into his Russia ties and release of related financial documents. This week I would like him to do more: to object on every motion and filibuster every piece of legislation until Rod Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel. Congress should grind to a halt except for one item: Senate Bill 27 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/27), which would launch a bipartisan commission to examine Russian election interference.”
**ACTION 2: CALL CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Trump is menace to our security and democracy. Today, I want to urge Congressman Walden to immediately sign on as a cosponsor of HR 356 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/356) ‘Protecting Our Democracy Act,’ establishing a bipartisan investigative commission.And I would like him to go further and shut down all House business until Rod Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel.”
**ACTION 3: CALL THE US DEPT OF JUSTICE**
Let them know you consider Trump a menace to our security and democracy, and demand that Rod Rosenstein immediately appoint a Special Counsel to investigate his Russia ties.
US DEPT OF JUSTICE
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