Dear MoveOn member,
Breaking news indicates that in late January, then Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates warned Donald Trump that top national security aide Michael Flynn had misrepresented his conversations with Russian officials and could be vulnerable to blackmail by Russia—posing a significant national security risk.1
Today, in the wake of Flynn's resignation amid a growing scandal, we're forced to ask: Why didn't Trump act on that information immediately? Sign the petition to call for an immediate investigation of Donald Trump.
The American people deserve a thorough accounting of what Trump and Mike Pence knew about Flynn's dangerous interactions, when they knew it, and how else they and other administration officials are connected to Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Russian government, and Russian intelligence agencies.
Last Friday, Congressman Jerry Nadler submitted a "resolution of inquiry," which would force such an investigation.2 More than 230,000 MoveOn members have already joined the call to the House Judiciary Committee to take up this investigation, which is now more critical than ever.
In the past few days, we also have learned that the U.S. Army has mounted its own investigation into whether Flynn accepted money from the Russian government.3 If he did, it would be a possible breach of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution—which Trump himself may also be violating, according to constitutional scholars and government ethicists.
Rep. Nadler's resolution of inquiry looks almost prescient in light of the current revelations, as it specifically demands that the Department of Justice provide information related to "any criminal or counterintelligence investigation targeting President Donald J. Trump, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone, or any employee of the Executive Office of the President."4
Click here to add your name, along with more than 230,000 MoveOn members, to demand that Congress pursue Rep. Nadler's call for a thorough investigation into the Trump administration's ties to the Russian government and financial conflicts of interest.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Justin, Mark, Ilya, and the rest of the team
1. "Sally Yates' White House warning may have set Michael Flynn's resignation into motion," New York Daily News, February 14, 2017
2. "Dem pushing House vote on Trump’s alleged business conflicts, Russia ties," The Hill, February 9, 2017
3. "Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser," The New York Times, February 13, 2017
4. "Dem Rep Files Inquiry To Force Debate On House's Role Checking Trump," Talking Points Memo, February 9, 2017
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