Dear MoveOn member,
Yesterday, Representative Jerry Nadler took the extraordinary step of filing a "resolution of inquiry" in the U.S. House that could force a House investigation into Donald Trump's financial conflicts of interest and ties to the Russian government.1
Media reports have called Rep. Nadler's action the "most aggressive move" yet by Democrats.2
Add your name now to send a message to lawmakers and the national media: The American people won't rest until Donald Trump is held accountable for his unprecedented ethics and constitutional violations.
If Rep. Nadler is successful, the Department of Justice will have "to provide Congress with the basic information required to conduct an inquiry into President Trump and his associates' conflicts of interest, ethical violations—including the Emoluments Clause—and connections to the Russian government."3 The DOJ will also have to 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
This could be the breakthrough needed for the American people to learn the full extent of Trump's unconstitutional activity. The House Judiciary Committee has 14 legislative days to respond to Rep. Nadler's request, or it will automatically go to the full House for a vote, forcing Republicans to grapple with and vote on whether they are going to take seriously and investigate—or continue to ignore—Trump's flagrant ethical and constitutional violations.5
Refusing to divest from his businesses, discussing development deals with world leaders, promoting his daughter's business via governmental communications channels, and refusing to show his taxes so the public can understand his financial entanglements are just a few of the concerns that demand a full investigation and public accountability.
Add your name now to help create a massive wave of support and media attention to make sure House members understand that the American people demand a timely and thorough investigation of Donald Trump.
Anything short of that is a complete abdication of their oversight responsibility—and we will hold them accountable accordingly.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Emily, Gabby, Iram, and the rest of the team
1. "Dem Rep Files Inquiry To Force Debate On House's Role Checking Trump," Talking Points Memo, February 9, 2017
2. "Dem pushing House vote on Trump’s alleged business conflicts, Russia ties," The Hill, February 9, 2017
3. "Dem Rep Files Inquiry To Force Debate On House's Role Checking Trump," Talking Points Memo, February 9, 2017
5. "Dem pushing House vote on Trump’s alleged business conflicts, Russia ties," The Hill, February 9, 2017
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