STOP GOP INTERFERENCE WITH THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION
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, the 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!
Protect Our Institutions!
**ACTION 1: Call Congressman Walden and our Senators **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter 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 do two things: 1) do all he 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] to protect Special Prosecutor Mueller. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent AND VOTER from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am outraged that the GOP is politicizing the Russia-Trump investigation with biased attacks on the FBI with the goal of undermining the Mueller investigation, and that Congressman Walden appears to support this potentially treasonous activity because he has done nothing to stop it. I demand that he reverse course and finally Put Country Before Party to do three things 1) make it clear that he finds the Nunes Memo dangerous and does not approve of its release 2) do everything he 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.”
**ACTION 2: GO TO A TOWN HALL AND ASK OUR MOCS WHAT THEY WILL DO TO STOP GOP INTERFERENCE IN THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter 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 (Indivisible Oregon Facebook link): http://bit.ly/2qwYTxc
**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/
The ORD 2 Indivisible plan, should any of the FBI leadership or Robert Mueller be fired or are pressured to resign, is to gather at Vogel Plaza in Medford. The rally will begin hours after a national event is triggered.
- If actions are triggered BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —> the rally will begin @ 5 P.M. that same day
- If actions are triggered AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ noon the following day
Details will be e-mailed and posted on our Facebook pages.
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
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
La Grande: (541) 960-7691