Protect Mueller: Pass The Special Counsel Integrity Act (S.1741)

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Call your Senators and tell them to protect the Mueller investigation by passing The Special Counsel Integrity Act (S. 1741).
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Ask state AGs to investigate Facebook & Cambridge Analytica’s political targeting

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The Call –#CambridgeAnalytica #Facebook

Recent revelations have shed light on the extensive use of Facebook user information by the Trump campaign, working with Cambridge Analytica. At a minimum, Facebook was negligent in preventing the theft and misuse of the personal data of more than 50 million Americans.

Cambridge Analytica worked with a Russia-connected professor to gather the Facebook data under false pretenses and use it to create psychological profiles of voters to target with political messages. Cambridge Analytica also held meetings with a Kremlin-connected Russian company about targeting information to voters.

At best, this demonstrates an extremely negligent policing of the use of private information by Facebook, and suggests a direct link to the use of the Facebook information by Russia in their meddling in the 2016 election.

Facebook information of people throughout the United States was clearly misappropriated and misused. The Massachusetts state Attorney General has announced she will investigate Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s violation of Facebook users privacy and the misuse of their information. Every state Attorney General should protect the citizens of their states by investigating Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s violations of their privacy.
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Urgent: Demand House fund paper ballots for states via appropriations

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The Call –  #ProtectOurVote #PaperBallots

Russia hacked into state voter systems in the 2016 election, successfully penetrating several of the systems in the 21 states they attempted to hack.

The heads of U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia is determined to interfere with our mid-term elections and could cause havoc by tampering with state voter systems.

Our state election systems desperately need to be upgraded: one in four U.S. voters vote on a system with no paper trail, and many others vote on systems that give the voter a receipt, but leave no paper trail that would allow the state to audit the accuracy of the vote count.

Most states have been attempting to harden their systems against cyber-attacks, but many lack the funds and expertise to get it done before the 2018 elections.

House Democrats issued a comprehensive review of state voter system vulnerabilities and want $400 million in the Omnibus Appropriations bill which could be voted on as early as next week to help states convert to paper ballots and harden their systems against cyber-attacks.
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Congress must provide funds to states to switch to paper ballots by March 31st

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The Call –  #ProtectOurVote #PaperBallots

Russia hacked into state voter systems in the 2016 election, successfully penetrating several of the systems in the 21 states they attempted to hack.

The heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously testified this month before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia is determined to interfere with our mid-term elections and could cause havoc by tampering with state voter systems.

Our state election systems desperately need to be upgraded: one in four U.S. voters vote on a system with no paper trail, and many others vote on systems that give the voter a receipt, but leave no paper trail that would allow the state to audit the accuracy of the vote count.

Many states have been attempting to harden their systems against cyber attacks, but many lack the funds and expertise to get it done before the 2018 elections.

House Democrats issued a comprehensive review of state voter system vulnerabilities and are seeking funds in the March 31st appropriations bill to assist the states in converting to paper ballots and hardening their systems against cyber security attacks.
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Ask state AGs to threaten state prosecutions if Trump obstructs Mueller

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The Call –  #TrumpRussia #StateAGs

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets closer to Trump, his family and his inner circle, Trump is getting more and more desperate. While his attacks on the investigation haven’t succeeded yet, it is predictable that he will ultimately take steps to seriously obstruct Mueller’s investigation. He could issue federal pardons or he could fire Mueller/Rosentein and replace either with a loyalist who will kneecap the investigation.

If Trump succeeds in obstructing Mueller, the GOP-controlled Congress isn’t likely to remedy it, by either re-hiring Mueller or impeaching Trump.  The states may be our only hope to prosecute and bring to justice any Americans who may have helped Russia attack our election.

Trump can pardon anyone for any federal crime, but he cannot pardon state crimes. Moreover, acceptance of a pardon from Trump legally constitutes an admission by the person pardoned that they are guilty – and that admission can be used against the defendant in a related state prosecution.

States typically defer to a federal investigation, but if that investigation is obstructed, many states will have jurisdiction to investigate aspects of Russia’s interference and the involvement of Americans in that interference, or in other state crimes. For instance, if Michael Flynn were pardoned, the Pennsylvania AG would have jurisdiction to investigate his alleged role in a plan to kidnap a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania.

Many other states would also have jurisdiction to investigate attempted hacks into their state voting infrastructure or emails of residents, tax fraud, money-laundering, witness tampering, conspiracy and many other state crimes that Americans assisting the Russian attack may have committed.

Mueller is already working with New York AG Eric Schneiderman on the Manafort investigation and can legally work with other state AGs on relevant crimes. An announcement by state AGs that they will aggressively pick up the investigation if Trump obstructs Mueller could delay or deter Trump from obstructing, and when he does, ensure that the guilty are brought to justice.
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