Don't Forget About Russia: The New Nunes
Between Syria, the budget, and rumblings of Bannon being on the outs, it's easy to forget about the hanging thread that could very well take down the Trump regime: Russia.
Last week, when Devin Nunes recused himself from leading the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Trump's dealings with Russia, many members of the resistance were quick to cheer. Don't celebrate too soon and don't get comfortable. A known skeptic of Russian cyberattacks, Texas Republican Representative Mike Conaway, has replaced Republican Representative Devin Nunes as the lead on the House Intelligence Committees investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections.
While Democratic and fellow committee member, Rep. Adam Schiff sees Conaway taking over the helm as a "fresh opportunity" there isn't much reason to believe Conaway will be any less biased than Nunes. Conaway compared Putin's opinions of Trump and Clinton to a college football rivalry during the FBI Russia Hearing and also compared potential Russian interference to Mexican celebrities helping Clinton GOTV. This kind of cavalier attitude toward a clear attempt by a foreign enemy to undermine our democracy makes it clear that a thorough and rigorous investigation it is not.
1. CALL your Representatives and tell them that we need an independent investigator to ensure a thorough, rigorous, and non-partisan investigation.
Find your Representative here.
Call the switchboard and asked to be transferred to your Representative. (202) 224-3121.
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)
My name is __ and I'm with the group 2 Hours a Week. I'm calling to ask that Representative support an independent investigation into allegations of Russian hacking, undue Russian influence on the 2016 elections and possible collusion. Representative Conaway has shown himself to be biased and he cannot be trusted to lead a thorough, rigorous, non-partisan investigation.