PROTECT MUELLER. PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION

As the prosecutorial net closes in on Trump and his closest allies, the danger to the Mueller investigation increases. Mueller’s strategy of making his investigation results public through “speaking” indictments and court filings has added immeasurably to our understanding of Trump’s criminality and corruption. More revelations and indictments are expected at any time.

Trump’s growing anxiety is palpable. This week he sent tweets to pressure witnesses and subjects of the Mueller investigation. He also dangled the possibility of pardons to enforce “omerta,” the mob’s code of silence.

On Tuesday, Mueller’s sentencing recommendation for Flynn, while heavily redacted, revealed that Flynn had earned a recommendation for no jail time because he had rendered “substantial assistance” in at least three separate investigations. That news, together with the revelations expected in Mueller’s sentencing recommendations in the Manafort and Cohen cases, is bound to raise Trump’s blood pressure, and the likelihood that he may shut down the investigation.

Sens. Flake (R-Az) and Coons (D-Del) have repeatedly tried to force a vote on legislation to protect Mueller (S.2644), despite McConnell’s opposition. Trump directly threatens our constitutional system of checks and balances when he attacks the Mueller.  We must protect Mueller and the Constitution.

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR MERKLEY AND WYDEN:

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“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to ask Senator [Wyden/Merkley] to: (1) take the lead in convincing colleagues to support Sen. Flake’s refusal to vote for judicial nominees until the bipartisan Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (S.2644) is brought to the Senate floor for a vote, (2) insist on Whitaker’s recusal, (3) insist that S.2644 be added to the must-pass spending bill. Thank you.”

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES

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SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

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“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to ask Representative [**] to (1) push for the passage of the bipartisan Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (identical bills H.R. 5505 and H.R. 5476), (2) insist on Whitaker’s recusal, (3) insist that H.R. 5505 and H.R. 5476 be added to the must-pass spending bill. Thank you.”

CALL Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

CALL BLUMENAUER (OR-03)

CALL Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

ACTION THREE: READ “INDIVISIBLE ON OFFENSE”

The Democratic majority in the House can now determine which bills get votes. Read Indivisible’s new strategy for how progressives can exercise their power to go on legislative offense in 2019 and 2020 utilizing “messaging” bills and “must-pass” bills. https://indivisible.org/campaign/indivisible-whats-next Then get ready to make sure the newly-elected House uses its power wisely.