What Happens Next with the Russia Investigation?
We know that the past few months of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation hasn't exactly been the fast-paced thriller we've all been hoping would end this administration quickly, BUT this past Monday a really significant step did take place.
Three former Trump campaign officials have been charged with a 12-count indictment with conspiracy to launder money, making false statements and other charges related to their work advising a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine.
This is huge news - Why? Because these former campaign officials are some of the key figures believed to have brokered relationships between the Trump campaign and Russia. One has already pleaded guilty (George Papadopoulos) and the other two (Paul Manafort and Rick Gates) are feeling the squeeze with this long list of charges and incredibly high bail.
What needs to happen now? We need to ensure that the investigation is protected by Congress and and that Trump doesn't do the one thing he does well--fire somebody!
Next steps below!
READ this primer on who's who in the Russia investigation. Get acquainted with these names and their part in the investigation, if you haven't already.
- JOIN the rapid-response in the case that Mueller is fired; there is a step by step process outlined here contingent on what time of day it occurs, if it does.
Use this script (feel free to ad-lib, of course)
Hi Senator ____
The closer Robert Mueller gets to the truth, the more we must protect his investigation. Trump could try to fire him at any moment. After Monday's indictments, we can no longer pretend this is an open and shut case.
As my senator, please sponsor bipartisan legislation to protect the Trump-Russia investigation and prevent Trump from firing Mueller. If you fail to sponsor, support, or vote for this legislation, you will not have my vote in future elections.