Last week eight Senators from the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote a letter to the President requesting that information concerning the Russian Government and the American election be declassified and released to the public immediately. We need more than eight politicians calling for transparency. We should call our representatives and party leadership and demand that they stand with their colleagues, asking for full transparency regarding the CIA’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential election.
WHO NEEDS TO HEAR FROM US:
We need to make calls directly to our Senators and House Representatives. If you don't already know who they are, you can find out who your House Representatives are here: www.house.gov/representatives, and find who your Senators are here: www.senate.gov/index.htm. You can find more contact information here: www.contactsenators.com.
SUGGESTED CALLING SCRIPT: “My name is <Your Name>, and I am concerned about the CIA’s assessment of Russia’s interference in the election. I am asking for <Senator/Rep> to make a public statement on this matter. I also would like <Senator/Rep> to join the 7 Senators who wrote a letter to the President last week requesting that information concerning the Russian Government influencing the American election be declassified and released to the public immediately. Fair elections are the foundation of democracy, and we deserve transparency."
If you are represented by any of the following Senators, call to thank them and request that they continue to call for transparency:
- Senator Dianne Feinstein of California - (202) 224-3841
- Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico - (202) 224-5521
- Senator Mazie Horono of Hawai'i - (202) 224-6361
- Senator Angus King of Maine - (202) 224-5344
- Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland - (202) 224-4654
- Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island - (202) 224-4642
- Senator Mark Warner of Virginia - (202) 224-2023
- Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon - (202) 224-5244
THANK YOU CALLING SCRIPT: “My name is <Your Name>, and I am calling to thank <Senator> for standing up for democracy, and asking for Barack Obama to declassify information regarding the Russia's role in the U.S. election. Fair elections are the foundation of our democratic system, and I'm asking <Senator> to be persistent in pursuing this matter."
WHAT'S THE STORY:
Russia actively worked to help elect Trump through hacking the Democratic campaign and disseminating false news. We the people, and the electors, need to know more immediately. If the election was illegitimate because it was influenced by foreign governments, Trump should not be inaugurated.
The Guardian: Senators call for declassification of files on Russia's role in US election: "Eight members of Senate intelligence committee hint that government may still hold secret information ‘concerning the Russian government’" (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/senators-hint-russian-interference-us-presidential-election)
NBC News: U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack: "U.S. intelligence officials now believe with "a high level of confidence" that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies, the officials said. Putin's objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a "vendetta" against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to "split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] couldn't depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore," the official said. (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-officials-putin-personally-involved-u-s-election-hack-n696146?cid=sm_fb)