Dear MoveOn member,
Last night, Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an open criminal investigation into Trump and possible collusion with Russia to sway the November election.1
In response, MoveOn is springing into action with an emergency campaign building upon what we've already called for: a full and independent investigation into Trump and his team's Russia ties and his foreign and financial entanglements—and a complete shutdown of all Trump-related business before Congress until Americans get the truth. And we need your support.
Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who had to recuse himself from investigations because he lied under oath about his conversations with Russian officials.
We now face a constitutional crisis. There is no question that we need an independent commission established immediately to ensure that there is a fair, nonpartisan, and independent investigation into Trump, his administration, and his associates.
But to make it happen, we need to:
1. Create a huge political pressure cooker, so that Republicans have no choice but to act.
2. Pressure Senate Democrats to shut down all Trump-related business until an independent commission is established.
We have to go big—and fast. We're working with allies to organize a big rally at the White House today, preparing to show up in person at Senate offices across the country, flooding Congress with calls, running ads, and working relentlessly to make sure that this story doesn't get buried.
Can you chip in $3 to help jump-start our emergency campaign?
Yes, I'll chip in.
Just this week, we launched an online tracker of the number of times Republicans in the House have covered up for Trump.2 And it was our ethics complaint last month was cited by House Intelligence chair and Trump crony Devin Nunes when he recused himself from all Trump investigations.3 More than 1 million MoveOn members have signed petitions, made phone calls, and attended rallies demanding the truth—including on a petition from progressive champ Representative Jerry Nadler last night.
We will not stop until members of Congress—from all parties—demand a full, nonpartisan, and independent investigation to look into Russia's known hacking of the 2016 U.S. election to benefit Donald Trump, as well as into Donald Trump and his associates.
Nothing short of the integrity and fate of our democracy is on the line. Can you chip in $3 to help save our democracy?
Thanks so much for all you do.
–Jo, Manny, Tzyh, Nick, and the rest of the team
1. "F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump," The New York Times, May 9, 2017
2. Trump Truth Hiders, MoveOn.org, accessed May 9, 2017
3. "Nunes Blames 'Left-Wing' Activists For His Ethics Investigation, But That’s Not Quite Right," HuffPost, April 7, 2017
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