TRUMP IS GREATEST THREAT
America’s intel community sees Trump as a national security threat. Intelligence officials are withholding information from the president because they fear he would stop their operations or even share them with foreign enemies.
So last week, Trump created an opportunity to plant his own spy deep within the intelligence community when he pushed out the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), quickly nominating a replacement whose chief qualification for the job was that he had repeatedly defended Trump on live TV. Trump excels at finding the most destructive individuals to run government agencies. Fortunately, that DNI nomination quickly self-destructed.
This job is a true hot seat. The list of threats confronting the US includes a war with Iran, combating a massive Russia cyber attack, and anything that Trump drums up with China.
Trump is no friend of intelligence agencies. He is deeply suspicious of the findings relayed to him in daily briefings, instead relying on his gut as a compass for navigating complexities.
Trump’s next DNI nominee must have intelligence experience and be able to candidly present assessments that might conflict with Trump’s views.
Save America From Trump!
We Demand A Real DNI!
Proceed With Impeachment!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because . . .
. . . I want to thank the Senator for calling on the House to start an impeachment inquiry. I urge him to continue to educate Americans about what an impeachment inquiry is.
Also, I am worried about our national security. Trump’s Director of National Intelligence nomination, and his hasty withdrawal, reaffirms that any DNI must be willing to stand up to Trump to protect America. We need a DNI who has an intelligence background and who will act in the best interests of the country. Please keep this in mind when his next nomination emerges and do not vote for anyone who equivocates. Please save America from Trump.
SENATOR JEFF 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
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to . . .
. . . demand that Greg Walden defend our Constitution by calling for an impeachment inquiry. Frankly, after Mr. Mueller’s report and testimony, I don’t know what more Greg needs to know before he does what’s right, lives up to his oath of office, and voices the demands of his constituents.
I also ask that he work to have Dan Coats immediately testify about Trump’s approach to national security issues. Trump is a clear and present threat to our national security. Please tell Greg that I demand he does something about that!
Through Greg Walden’s actions and inactions — his silence has been deafening — he continues to signal that he fully supports Trump, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here, we will hold him accountable, we are working to flip his seat BLUE — #2020IsNow!
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on our local activities. Participate with us as often as you can.
August 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Letters to the Editor Writing Session – Medford
August 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Axios AM, August 6, 2019: “The great global collision” ahttps://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-am-57f8d9bd-4d24-45b8-bd37-b41723e96105.html
Washington Post, June 13, 2019: “Power Up: 2020 Dems slam Trump as ‘national security threat’ for saying he’d take foreign intel on opponents”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/powerup/2019/06/13/powerup-2020-dems-slam-trump-as-national-security-threat-for-saying-he-d-take-foreign-intel-on-opponents/5d0150a41ad2e52ca1223d56/?utm_term=.bbc42f6da840
New York Times, June 8, 2019: “Trump Mixes Economic and National Security, Plunging the U.S. Into Multiple Fights” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/business/trump-economy-national-security.html
New York Magazine, August 2019: “Russian Election Hacking in 2020 Could Easily Be Much Worse Than 2016” http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/russian-election-hacking-could-be-much-worse-in-2020.html
Time Magazine, July 29, 2019: “Senate Fails to Override President Trump’s Vetoes, Allowing Saudi Arms Sales.” https://time.com/5638324/trump-senate-veto-saudi-arabia-arms/
LA Times, April 18, 2019: “Op-Ed: A question the Mueller report leaves unanswered: Is Trump a threat to national security?”https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-hettena-mueller-report-trump-threat-national-security-20190418-story.html