Tell Congress to investigate Trump's Russia ties before it's too late
Here's what we know: Russia, probably backed directly by Vladimir Putin, interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the goal of helping Donald Trump win. Since then, there's been a partially-corroborated dossier that suggests Donald Trump has a lot to lose from a bad relationship with Putin, a shady oil company sale in Russia, a mysterious murder of someone connected to the dossier, and claims of widespread contact between Trump's team and Russian intelligence during the election.
What's it going to take before Congress decides to investigate Trump's Russia ties?
Act: tell Congress to launch an immediate investigation into Trump's Russia ties
Call your Congressional representatives today and tell them you support Elizabeth Warren's call for an independent, bipartisan investigation into Donald Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin, his campaign's Russia ties, and Russian interference in our election. Here's a script you can use:
My name is [your name], and I'm a constituent of [rep's name]. I'm calling today to ask for [representative's] support on Elizabeth Warren's call for an independent, bipartisan investigation into Donald Trump's ties to Russia and Russia's interference in our election. What is [rep's] position on this?
Our democracy is too precious to turn over to foreign actors who wish us harm. I'm asking [rep] to support this investigation and to make an immediate public statement on the matter.
Learn more: a timeline of Trump's ties to Russia
If you want one comprehensive article to read, we recommend It's time for a proper investigation into Trump's Russia ties from the New Yorker
2016: Russian hackers, backed by Vladimir Putin, interfered in the 2016 US presidential election with the goal of helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
December 2016: Buzzfeed released a dossier from a well-respected former British spy that suggests Donald Trump has been compromised on his visits to Russia.
The dossier also includes statements from July 2016 stating that Donald Trump was offered 19% of Rosneft, the Russian state oil company, in exchange for lifting sanctions against Russia as president. In December 2016, 19.5% of Rosneft was sold through shell companies to parties unknown.
January 2017: Parts of the dossier were corroborated by US intelligence agencies, who verified that conversations referenced in the files had occurred at times and places that matched up.
January 30, 2017: The ex-KGB chief who was long-suspected as helping gather the intelligence that went into the intelligence dossier against Trump was arrested and murdered last week in Russia.
February 13, 2017: Michael Flynn, noted bigot and one of Trump's closest advisors, admitted that he had contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, and that he misled the administration about it. Donald Trump knew it about it for weeks, and this week, Flynn resigned.
February 14, 2017: New York Times reported that multiple Trump campaign aides -- not just Michael Flynn -- had repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials during the presidential campaign.