Haven’t you called yet to demand an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and the firing of what’s-his-name???


Urge your members of Congress to demand an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.

Call 202-759-0035

Kevin,

Yesterday, Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. This move shocked the nation and further demonstrates Trump’s blatant disregard for the rule of law.

The firing came just hours before the public learned a grand jury issued subpoenas to former Trump administration officials as a part of the ongoing FBI inquiry into Trump officials’ ties to Russia.

This is nothing short of obstruction. Trump and his allies are engaged in the most brazen coverup since Watergate. The American people deserve the truth.

Call 202-759-0035 and tell your members of Congress: Demand an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.

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The timing of Director Comey’s dismissal raises red flags.

Former Attorney General Sally Yates, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and now James Comey have all been fired while investigating the Trump administration. This is a pattern of Nixonian behavior that seeks to conceal the truth.

A president under suspicion for collaborating with Russian interference in our democracy has no business appointing an FBI Director. Until an independent investigation is established, whomever Trump taps to replace Comey must not be confirmed.

With James Comey gone and Attorney General Jeff Sessions compromised, it is up to Congress to demand an independent investigation. Dial 202-759-0035 and tell your members of Congress to launch this investigation immediately.

A fair, independent investigation is necessary to restore the American people’s faith in our democracy.

Thanks for speaking up,

Heather Hargreaves
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
NextGen Climate

Every Voice

Kevin,

Last night, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, and just a little while ago, I spoke at a rally at the White House opposing this overreach.

Our democracy means no one is above the law, but Trump has spent the last 3 months acting as if the law does not apply to him.

And now, he has fired the person leading the investigation into his ties to Russia and Russian meddling in our 2016 election. This is just the latest deeply troubling threat to our democracy, and more than ever, we need a truly independent investigation into Trump and his campaign’s ties to Russia.

Right now, we need to get every single member of Congress to demand an independent investigation.

Call your senators right now at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to call for an independent investigation!

Here’s a suggested script for when you call:

“Hi, my name is ____, and I live in _____. I’m calling to ask Senator ______ to demand an independent investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia and Russian interference in the 2016 election. I am deeply troubled by President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, and his interference in an ongoing investigation. This is an urgent threat to our democracy. Please speak out and demand an independent investigation.”

Report your call here, and let us know what your senators said!

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Since Inauguration Day, President Trump has put his donors in charge, used the White House to line his pockets, mocked the independence of judges who ruled against him, and let his family cash in on their connections. This is just the latest escalation in his attacks on the integrity of our democracy, and we need to fight back harder than ever.

Every single one of us needs to speak up and tell Trump that this is still America and we the people are still in charge.

Please call your senators right now at (202) 224-3121 and then let us know you’ve called by clicking here. >>

You’ve been helping us hold Trump accountable for his conflicts of interest and attacks on our democracy since Day 1, and we’re not giving up anytime soon.

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Thank you,

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Photo: Archibald Cox, the independent special prosecutor appointed
to investigate Richard Nixon, was abruptly fired by the then-president
in what came to be called the “Saturday Night Massacre.”

Dear Kevin,

By now, most of us have heard: President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, allegedly over his handling of the Clinton email investigation.

But Comey wasn’t just involved in investigating Clinton’s emails; he was in the middle of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. president election–including Russian ties to Trump and his campaign– when Comey was abruptly fired. In fact, days earlier, Comey had requested more funds to complete the Russia inquiry.

Now, Trump can appoint his own FBI Director to lead an investigation into Russian influence the way Trump would want it to be conducted. That’s hardly democratic.

This decision has dark implications and draws some not-unfair comparisons to the days of former President Richard Nixon, who fired a special prosecutor tasked with investigating the very case that ultimately got Nixon impeached. Rep. John Conyers called the firing of Comey “the Tuesday Night Massacre,” in reference to Nixon’s actions. It was a very apt reminder of the last time we found ourselves in similar circumstances.

But then again, as some of the foremost historians on Nixon have pointed out, Nixon never fired an FBI director.

What Trump has been doing is definitely not right. He cannot continue to fire people who are investigating him and others in his administration – people like former Interim Attorney General Sally Yates and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The person who holds the highest office in the land must be accountable under the letter of the law.

If we do not stand up against this slow erosion of government accountability and independence of government branches, we will slip into dangerously undemocratic territory. Millions of Americans have never experienced this in their lifetimes. It’s supposed to be something that only happens in other countries, ones immigrants flee from to seek refuge in the United States.

Our country, too, has had dark flirtations with authoritarianism. But time and time again, when faced with threats to democracy like McCarthyism, We the People have prevailed– and we must do so again.

It starts slowly, incidiously, with small changes. But We the People must stand up– the letter of the law applies to all of us, presidents and ordinary citizens alike.

Both Democrats and Republicans have called for an immediate appointment of an independent special prosecutor or the creation of an Independent Bipartisan Commission to ensure a fair and impartial investigation. Mark my words, we will not have a fair or impartial proceeding if the very people under investigation can hand-pick the people who investigate them.

We do not have a petition for you to sign. Instead, we ask you to contact the very people who, under the powers granted them by the Constitution, have the most influence on determining how these investigations are conducted.

Please, take a moment to call your Senators: tell them what you think of Comey’s firing and demand that they call for a independent special prosecutor. The Capitol Switchboard is (202) 224-3121. You can also find individual Senators’ phone numbers in the Congressional directory listed alphabetically by state.

Want to join the movement to sound the alarm to protect democracy?Join MoveOn and many other great organizations at the White House action happening now, and find a 5 PM event at a Senator’s office near you:moveon.org/soundthealarm.

Thank you for all that you do.

See you out there in the fight.

In Solidarity,

Dr. Gabriela Lemus
President, Progressive Congress Action Fund

 

 

 

 

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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2 Responses to Haven’t you called yet to demand an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and the firing of what’s-his-name???

  1. eslkevin says:

    Dear Kevin ,

    Right now is when government oversight matters most, but we need to carefully measure the pros and cons of what we demand.

    Whether or not you approved of FBI Director James Comey’s performance, the timing of President Trump’s decision to fire him raises serious questions about whether the President is trying to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference with our elections and possible collusion with his campaign.

    We have called for the Deputy Attorney General to appoint a Special Counsel—an action taken when there is a conflict of interest in the Justice Department—as the first important step.

    Both Republicans and Democrats are voicing reasonable concerns about the independence of several top Justice Department officials. There remains a challenge of independence with a Special Counsel because that position is appointed by, reports to, and is staffed by people within the Department of Justice. The success of the Special Counsel will depend on many factors, including the independence of the person who is appointed.

    We also believe Congress needs to step up and do its job regardless of partisan politics. To do this, they need to:
    Establish leadership that is credible
    Establish and follow practices that facilitate bipartisanship
    Establish and follow ground rules that protect the investigation from interference
    Establish a timeline and hearing schedule that presumes timeliness and transparency
    The public should have confidence that the results of any investigation are fair and based solely on the facts. Right now, politicians’ actions on both sides of the aisle are causing many of us to question whether we will learn the truth about what happened.

    Together we need to speak as an engaged citizenry who demand our elected officials do their jobs.

    Developments continue to emerge in regards to Comey’s dismissal, and we at POGO are continuing to review, investigate, and fairly analyze what options are on the table and the consequences of each.

    I will be sending you an action alert by tomorrow with a plan for how you can best engage your Members of Congress.

    Sincerely,

    Danielle Brian signature
    Danielle Brian
    Executive Director

  2. eslkevin says:

    Dear Kevin,
    We’re sure you’ve heard by now: President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tip the scales of the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
    And you’ve also probably heard some of the reaction:
    “We have reached a moment of crisis in the history of American democracy.”
    “We are in a full-fledged constitutional crisis.”
    “This is a tense and uncertain time in the nation’s history.”
    This is not hyperbole.

    Image via the Working Families Party
    Right now, one thing is clear, we need an independent investigation to get to the bottom of the ever growing series of scandals surrounding the Trump Administration, and we need your help.
    Americans across the country are converging on their U.S. Senators’ offices tonight at 5 p.m. to make some noise and make clear that this is not normal.
    Can you make it to one of your Senator’s offices today at 5:00 p.m. to sound the alarm and demand an independent investigation into Donald Trump? (One that he can’t fire!)
    Our friends at MoveOn have compiled a list of actions around the country which you can find at http://www.moveon.org/soundthealarm.
    If you don’t see an event near you listed, you can also click here to find one of your Senator’s office close to you (you’ll need to click into the “contact” link).
    It’s time to stand up and sound the alarm! See you in the streets!
    Thank you for working for peace,
    Amy, Stephen, Ben, Michelle and the Win Without War team

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