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March For Truth

from: https://www.marchfortruth.info

A #MarchForTruth is being organized for Saturday, June 3, 2017 in 70+ cities to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the US election and ties to the Trump Administration. A Special prosecutor must be named, an independent commission established and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests.

On the back of the bombshell news that Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, a coalition of grassroots, local organizers across the country have joined together under the banner of  #MarchForTruth.

Alarmed at multiple reports that the House and Senate investigations are under-resourced, crippled by partisanship, and may not be complete for many months, the #MarchForTruth demands that lawmakers and agencies properly execute these inquiries to the satisfaction of the American people. The will of the people is clear – 78% of Americans want an independent investigation.

There is more than sufficient cause for alarm about the role Russian state-led hacking and information warfare played in the 2016 election, and there are crucial unanswered questions about the relationship between the Russian state and Donald Trump, his associates and his campaign. The legitimacy of the United States government may hinge on the answers to these questions. If the President was elected even in part due to collusion with a foreign effort to interfere in our democratic process, then the will of the people has been subverted.

Across the country, peaceful demonstrations will be arranged on Saturday, June 3rd. The goals are simple:

  • A special prosecutor must be named, an independent commission must be established, and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests.
  • As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible;
  • Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
  • If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.

The firing of FBI Director Comey, Senate testimony from Sally Yates and James Clapper, and revelations about the Trump administration’s handling of information that Mike Flynn was compromised further underscore the need for urgent, well-resourced investigations. As Senator Richard Blumenthal noted this week, “people want the truth uncovered about how the Russians sought to interfere and undermine our democracy and electoral system. And they also want accountability.”

For more, check out Indivisible’s new Truth or Trump toolkit, which explains what happened last week, and their Truth or Trump Action guide to effective ways to protest this attack on our democracy. Join Indivisible on their Facebook page.

from: https://www.aclu.org

On May 15, 2017 the ACLU submitted a request to the Department of Justice and the FBI asking for the release of all documents relating to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove FBI Director James Comey from office, saying “the cloud of uncertainty swirling over Comey’s dismissal, along with indications that the president may have gravely abused his power…”

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