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Action-A-Day 5/10: Demand a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's involvement with the Trump campaign & the 2016 election.

Demand the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's involvement with the Trump campaign and the 2016 election.   

BACKGROUND:

Questions about Trump-Russia ties mounted on May 9 when the President suddenly fired FBI director James Comey, who was overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign and top aides.

The White House said the firing was due to Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation, but the timing raises suspicions of a cover up of the Russia probe and has drawn comparisons to Nixon's firing of the top Watergate investigator. The involvement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recommending Comey's dismissal also casts doubt on whether Sessions has fully removed himself from oversight of the Russia investigation, as he had pledged in March.

Concerns about Trump-Russia have been intensifying. On May 8, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified to Congress that the administration waited 18 days to fire former national security advisor Mike Flynn after she had warned the administration that he could be compromised by Russians. CNN reported on May 9 that federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of Flynn.

With Comey's removal, the White House has the opportunity to nominate a Trump loyalist as FBI director and derail the Russia investigation. A special prosecutor who is completely independent is essential to get to the bottom of whether the Trump campaign, transition or Administration colluded with the Russian government.

ACTION:

Call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and demand a special prosecutor be appointed immediately on the Trump/Russia investigation.

202-514-2000 (switchboard)

202-353-1555 (comment line)

"I’m calling to ask Mr. Rosenstein to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate Russia's involvement with the Trump campaign and the 2016 election. It has become clear that this is the only way we can be guaranteed a fair and full investigation instead of more partisan politics."

OTHER ACTIONS:

Calling is the most effective action, but if you cannot call, please take action in some form. 

If leaving a voicemail, please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied. More detailed scripts are in the Indivisible Guide resource under "Learn More."

Script for contacting Members of Congress:

"I'm calling to urge (Senator / Congressperson) to push for the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to investigate Russia's involvement with the Trump campaign and the 2016 election. Sally Yates's bombshell testimony followed by the firing of James Comey has made it clear a special prosecutor is needed to guarantee a full investigation."

(Note: Van Hollen, Cardin & Raskin all support independent investigations of #TrumpRussia. Senator Cardin’s bill, S.27, would establish a commission of independent experts to examine the facts regarding Russia and the 2016 election.)

Text 'resist' to RESISTBOT at 50409 & follow the prompts to have ResistBot deliver a message to Members of Congress. ResistBot is a free service and requires no downloads or apps.

Send an ONLINE FAX through a free service like FaxZero.com. No fax machine is needed.

Encourage FRIENDS & FAMILY to contact their Members of Congress, especially if their rep has been blocking investigations into Trump-Russia ties. Go to trumptruthhiders.com.

TWEET your call for an independent Trump/Russia investigation. Tweet to Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (@Senator Burr), other Congressional Republicans, the Department of Justice (@TheJusticeDept).

Hashtags help your Tweet show up in searches: #TrumpRussia #TrumpPutin #RussiaGate #ProtectOurDemocracy

 

LEARN MORE:

See the Trump team's connections to Russia (Graphic from U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell)

Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation (CNN, 5/9/17)

Indivisible Guide -- "Demand Your Member of Congress Support an Independent Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election"

The New York Times -- "Donald Trump’s Firing of James Comey" (Editorial, 5/9/17)

"This is a tense and uncertain time in the nation’s history. The president of the United States, who is no more above the law than any other citizen, has now decisively crippled the F.B.I.’s ability to carry out an investigation of him and his associates. There is no guarantee that Mr. Comey’s replacement, who will be chosen by Mr. Trump, will continue that investigation; in fact, there are already hints to the contrary."