Trump & Russia: Where is our democracy headed?
By now you have heard about the Trump campaign's direct and repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials in the year leading up to the election. This comes after revelations that Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, assured the Russian ambassador that sanctions would likely be lifted under Trump.
These are likely just the first clues to the complicit and dangerous relationship between Russia and our current president.
Yet Republicans are still holding the line, refusing to conduct a full investigation into Russia's influence over Trump and his administration. They are instead focusingon how the Flynn phone call was leaked to the press, distracting from the clear danger to our national security and the foundation of our democracy.
We urge you to take the three actions listed below as soon as you can today. Congress will go on break at the end of this week, and the House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) cannot leave these dangerous revelations hanging! The Democrats on the committee have urged us to ask everyone to do the following:
1. CALL THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE - MAJORITY (REPUBLICAN) COMMENT LINE.
Ask them to open a formal investigation into Russia's influence over Trump and his administration.
If the line is busy and/or the mailbox is full, call the committee leader, Representative Devin Nunes.
559-733-3861 or 559-323-5235
See if your representative is on the committee, and call them if they are.
2. CALL the few republican senators who have publicly expressed concern over the Russian revelations. Ask them to call for a full investigation!
Sen. John McCain
Sen. Lindsey Graham
Sen. Bob Corker
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib and make it your own!)
It has become increasing clear to me that our president and members of his campaign and administration have been influenced by the Russian government and its interests. Their ability to lead our country is clearly compromised by these complicit relationships. I am calling to urge Sen/Rep ____ to ask for a investigation into the full nature and extent of these relationships. How can we entrust our president with upholding the interests, safety, and values of the American people when the nature of his dealings with Russia are so troubling?