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Call to Action: September 5, 2017

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PROTECT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION FROM TRUMP’S ABUSE OF POWER
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#FundMueller
#NotAboveTheLaw

There is a line that distinguishes a pardon from direct interference with the administration of justice. Trump has crossed it.” – Robert Bauer, NYU Law School, White House Counsel to Obama http://wapo.st/2x45p26

Trump shocked Americans when he announced his pardon of racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas. Arpaio had been convicted of criminal contempt for defying a federal judge’s order to stop violating the civil rights of Latinos. http://nyti.ms/2eT87Nd Many also saw the pardon as a signal that Trump will protect those being investigated by Mueller. http://wapo.st/2x45p26

Trump’s pardon:
• was an abuse of power http://nym.ag/2wwEOJD
• violated basic tenets of separation of powers, by preventing the judiciary from performing its constitutional duties http://bit.ly/2x3HorM
didn’t follow established procedure http://to.pbs.org/2xCb7V5
obstructed justice http://wapo.st/2ewge1r
undermines the rule of law

The pardon also threatens the Mueller investigation (http://slate.me/2ixWoYB) which is under attack by Republicans. GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis filed a budget amendment to cut off funding for Mueller’s probe after six months. http://politi.co/2wXHAIm

Congress must act immediately to oppose Trump’s abuse of power and protect the Mueller investigation by:
• ensuring adequate funding for the Mueller probe
• making clear to Trump obstructing justice by pardoning those investigated by Mueller will not stand!

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!

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**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY, AND CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED by Trump’s willingness to obstruct justice by pardoning Joe Arpaio, and what it means for the Mueller investigation and the rule of law. I ask you to make sure that the Mueller investigation is well-funded and protected, making it clear that pardons obstructing the investigation will not stand. Thank you.”

**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**

Share this post with friends and family. Help them call their own Members of Congress and demand that they protect the Mueller investigation.

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SENATOR 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

SENATOR WYDEN
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

CONGRESSMAN WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/53ea39b8-8aac-11e7-a94f-31…

The president seems to mistakenly believe the pardon power is his ultimate protection.
washingtonpost.com