Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have issued their first indictments in their investigation of Russia’s 2016 electoral interference. On Monday, October 30th, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a former Manafort business partner, were ordered to surrender to federal authorities. Even before Manafort and Gates were formally charged, Trump surrogates like Roger Stone, Sebastian Gorka, and Jeanine Pirro had already begun demanding Mueller’s resignation. Even the Wall Street Journal editorial board joined the preemptive call for Mueller to resign, stating that the investigation should instead shift focus to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.
In Congress, Republicans have hinted they want to wind down their own investigations of Russian collusion by the end of 2017 and have shifted current investigations toward Hillary Clinton. Clearly, Republicans are doubling down on their loyalty to this troubled administration and are attempting to diminish, obscure or outright kill the investigations of Trump’s Russia ties. This obstructionism must be met with a clear, unequivocal commitment by Congress to let Mueller do his job. Without making clear that Trump will face consequences, legally or politically, for possible collusion with Russia in the 2016 elections, they are essentially giving Trump the green light to continue to abuse his power and end Mueller’s investigation.
Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have introduced bipartisan legislation to limit Trump’s ability to fire Mueller, providing the investigation the protection it needs from an unpredictable president. As Mueller’s team pursues action against criminal perpetrators in the Russia investigation, every member of Congress must allow the legal process to proceed to its natural conclusion.
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Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Springfield.
[IF CALLING SENATE] I’m calling to urge Senator _________ to support S.1735, the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, and make a public statement that the firing of Special Counsel Mueller by Trump would be completely unacceptable. It’s the duty of Congress to serve as a check on Trump and prevent him from sending our democracy into a tailspin.
[IF CALLING HOUSE] I’m calling to urge ______________to make a public statement that the firing of Special Counsel Mueller by Trump would be completely unacceptable. It’s the duty of Congress to serve as a check on Trump and prevent him from sending our democracy into a tailspin.
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