Daily Call To Action: February 22nd, 2017

The Call – Demand Sessions recusal on #TrumpRussia / #FlynnGhazi

Urge your members of Congress to publicly demand that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from any investigations into Michael Flynn or the President & his campaign team’s interactions with Russia. Despite Flynn’s initial denial to the FBI that he discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador, the DOJ and FBI do not plan to indict Flynn on the premise that, when pressed in his FBI interview, Flynn said he could not remember for certain. Given the flimsy pretext for the FBI not pursuing the matter, there is significant concern that the decision to not prosecute was based on Attorney General Sessions’ long involvement with Flynn, Trump and the campaign. Furthermore, DOJ guidelines mandate that the AG recuse himself from an investigation or prosecution if he has a political relationship with any person involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or who would be directly affected by the outcome. This is clearly a case where recusal is appropriate, so much so that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called for AG Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation related to the broader Russia investigation.

Your Action

Call your three members of Congress and ask that the publicly call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any investigations into Michael Flynn or the President and his campaign team’s interactions with Russia. If your MoC has already made a public call, please make sure to thank them.

Script

“Hi. My name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in zip code [ZIP]. I’m calling because I want [Rep/Sen____] to publicly call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any investigations into Michael Flynn or the President and his campaign team’s interactions with Russia. I believe Sessions is too politically close to the targets of the probes to impartially conduct an investigation into them. I greatly appreciate your time.”