Take Action: July 12, 2017 Demand Trump, Jr. testify about his dealings with Russians

It is now clear that Donald Trump, Jr., Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner agreed to meet with a Russian government attorney with the explicit purpose of discussing information that the Russian goverment thought would help the Trump campaign. On June 9, 2016, they met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with long standing ties to the Kremlin.  As Trump, Jr.’s emails have now revealed, Trump, Jr. deliberately sought out information obtained by a foreign government to interfere with the United States presidential election, an act of possible treason. Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort must publicly testify under oath about the details of this meeting and any other similar meetings they had with Russian nationals.

More information at 5calls.org (also NYT and National Review), which suggests calling

  • the Senate Judiciary Committee (202-224-5225),
  • the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (202-224-1700),
  • the House Select Committee on Intelligence – Minority Staff (202-225-7690), and
  • the House Select Committee on Intelligence – Majority Staff (202-225-4121).

Though not suggested on this particular 5calls script, this also merits, once again, telling our Members of Congress that we still need an independent Congressional committee or an independent commission of experts to look into unethical behavior by Team Trump.

POSSIBLE CALL SCRIPT:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [  ].

[IF COMMITTEE, ADD]: I’d like to pass along a message for the Chairman and committee members.

I’m calling to request that the committee call Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort to publicly testify about the details of their June 9th meeting with a Russian lawyer, and any other similar meetings with Russian officials they have failed to disclose. I am deeply concerned that Trump, Jr.’s participation in this meeting reflects the Trump team’s possible collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.  Thank you for your time and attention.

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]