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We need to keep pushing on Russia

A new poll shows that most Americans believe that Trump fired Comey in order to hinder an investigation into his ties to Russia.

The appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to this investigation is a great sign that public pressure is working.

Don't let this recent success distract from the real goal: Congress must launch an independent commission. Here's why:

The special counsel’s job is limited to criminal activity. While the special counsel will announce whether there are criminal charges, an independent commission would release a detailed report of what happened, who knew what when, and what steps are needed to prevent future interference in our elections and hold Trump accountable.
There needs to be a staff dedicated to this. Congress has not dedicated the staff and resources necessary for its investigative committees to find the truth and prevent future interference.
Independence from this administration. The special counsel appointed by the deputy attorney general sits within the Justice Department and falls within Trump’s chain of command.
Americans demand one. 66 percent of Americans, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, want an independent commission to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia. That’s a supermajority!

What you can do

1. CALL YOUR HOUSE OF REPS MEMBER 844-6-RESIST (press * to skip to the House of Reps numbers) to tell them you want them to support HR 356, Protecting Our Democracy Act. The bill has 199 co-sponsors, two of whom are Republicans, and would create an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.