Request a Special Investigator for Trump's Ties to Russia
Though Republicans have committed to investigating Trump's ties to Russia, under current circumstances, they could easily scuttle the investigation. This is particularly concerning given the new revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose Justice Department oversees the FBI investigation, did not disclose his contact with the Russian Ambassador while Russian-led cyberattacks were underway. In fact, he lied about having contact with them! In addition, several Congressional Intelligence Committees—all Republican led—are conducting investigations into the allegations.
The problem is that all of these investigations are being led by partisan Republicans, some of whom don't take the allegations of collusion very seriously. Sessions, a longtime Trump ally, finally recused himself today from the investigation—one that he should never have been a part of.
The bottom line: Republicans can't be trusted to lead an impartial investigation when it's obviously not in their best interest to do so. For these reasons it's imperative that Congressional Democrats demand an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation. Let's give them a call and let them know what they need to do next—now is NOT the time to let up!
1. CALL and thank Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA.) for supporting and advocating for an independent prosecutor—positive reinforcement is important!
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) 202-225-3906
2. CALL Democratic Congressional leadership and ask that they demand an independent prosecutor:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 202-225-4965
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) 202-224-6542
Bonus points: Call these vocal Democrats:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) 202-224-4451
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) 202-224-5141
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 202-224-4543
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) 202-225-4065
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)
Rep. Issa's Office :
My name is _____ and I'm calling with the group 2 Hours a Week. I'd like to thank Representative Issa for being nonpartisan and doing his job by acknowledging the need for an independent prosecutor to investigate President Trump's ties to Russia. I appreciate him for advocating on behalf of the American people.
Democratic Leadership, Your Reps. and Senators, and Bonus Democrats:
My name is __ and I'm calling with the group 2 Hours a Week to ask that Representative/Senator __ make a strong public call to have an independent prosecutor appointed to investigate President Trump's ties to Russia. Attorney General Sessions lied during his confirmation hearing about being in contact with Russia. And many Republicans who are leading the current house and senate investigations into this matter aren't taking them seriously enough.
Thank you for taking my call.