Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey -- the man in charge of investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia -- and apparently wants to put the investigation behind him. Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday it's time to "move on" from the Russia probe.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Please contact your Senators and Representative TODAY to demand they support the call for the appointment of a special counsel to continue the investigation.
Click here to look up your Representative and Senators. Use their "contact" form on the website to submit your story in writing. (Are you in Illinois where ABT is headquartered? Click here for contact information for the Illinois delegation.)
NOTE: If you live in Illinois, Senators Durbin and Duckworth have already called for an independent investigator (Read Duckworth's statement here and Durbin's statement here. Accordingly, if you are calling Senators in Illinois, please use the THANK YOU script.
SCRIPT (if position unknown): Hello, my name is X and I am a constituent. Does Senator X / Representative Y support the appointment of an special counsel to continue the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia?
If YES: Thank you, for the sake of our democracy, it is important we have a transparent investigation, and I'm pleased Sen. X / Rep. Y is doing what's right. My name is X and my address is Y. Thank you.
IF NO: This isn't a Republican or a Democratic issue. Our democracy is at stake, and I'm outraged that Sen. X / Rep. Y is choosing politics over our country. I urge him/her to reconsider, and will be following their actions on this issue closely. My name is X and my address is Y. Thank you.
IF UNKNOWN: For the sake of our democracy, it is important we have a transparent investigation. I hope Sen. X / Rep. Y does what's right and supports the bipartisan call for such an independent investigation. My name is X and my address is Y. Thank you.
SCRIPT (if position is known and they support an independent investigation): Hello, my name is X and I am a constituent. I wanted to thank Senator X / Representative Y for supporting the appointment of an special counsel to continue the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. This is not a partisan issue, it's one that goes to the heart of our democracy, and I'm proud that my representative is standing up for what's right. Please pass along my appreciation. My name is X and my address is Y. Thank you.
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