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Daily Call To Action: May 16th, 2017

May 16, 2017 The Call – Jeff Sessions must resign for #Obstruction and a #SpecialProsecutor must be appointed (Day 2) Urge members of Congress to demand Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign for violating his recusal pledge and aiding obstruction of justice in the firing of FBI Director Comey. The revelation on Monday that Trump gave highly classified information obtained from allies to the Russians in an oval office meeting last week is extremely serious and must be investigated. Some senior Republicans, including Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, are being forced to acknowledge the seriousness of the matter. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DOJ cannot be trusted to investigate this matter or the Trump campaign ties to Russia. After recusing himself from investigations into the 2016 election and Russia, Sessions violated his recusal as to both the Clinton and the Russia investigations by directly participating in the Comey firing. Before Trump admitted Comey’s firing was related to the Russia investigation, Sessions had Acting AG Rod Rosenstein write a critical review of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case to serve as a pretext for dismissing Comey. As Rachel Maddow reported last week, Sessions is likely also violating his recusal regarding investigations related to Paul Manafort, Trump’s second campaign manager, who has close ties to Russia. DOJ refuses to say whether Sessions is recused on the Manafort matter. Sessions has resisted calls for a Special Prosecutor, even as Trump has compounded his initial obstruction of justice in firing Comey with a threatening tweet to Comey clearly meant to silence him. Sessions behavior in lying at his confirmation hearing, violating his recusal in the Comey firing, violating his recusal regarding Manafort and aiding Trump’s obstruction of justice disqualify him from remaining as  Attorney General. It is increasingly urgent given the Trump administration’s multiplying issues with Russia that Americans have faith in the investigations. This can only happen if Sessions resigns and the DOJ appoints a #SpecialProsecutor. Your Action Call your members of Congress and tell them to join the call for Attorney General Sessions to resign for violating his pledge to recuse himself from the decision to fire Comey and for DOJ to appoint a #SpecialProsecutor. Script Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I’m calling to let [Rep/Sen____] know that I believe Attorney General Sessions has violated his recusal agreement in the Russia matter and appears to be obstructing the investigation. I have no confidence he can honestly run the Justice Department. It’s very important to me that [Rep/Sen____] join the call for him to resign and demand that the DOJ appoint a Special Prosecutor. Thanks. I greatly appreciate your time. *BONUS #BestPractice – Use the script as a guide or talking points rather than reading it verbatim.

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