Question Whitaker Under Oath

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is a Trump crony who is now the head of the Russia investigation. Although Special Counsel Mueller has not been fired, Whitaker has described the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” and has the power to slash the investigation’s budget, effectively stopping it without firing anyone. He also has ties to some of the individuals involved in the investigation, making his refusal to recuse himself legally questionable.

Whitaker must explain his decision not to recuse himself, and go on the record stating why his involvement will not undermine the investigation. Call your representatives and ask them to push for Whitaker to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.

Action: Protect Mueller’s Investigation!

Remember to log your calls here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [City]. As you know, the Russia investigation is crucial and Acting Attorney General Whitaker puts everything in jeopardy. His decision not to recuse himself cannot be treated as a private decision – he must explain his reasoning on the record. I am calling to ask the [Rep.] do everything she/he can to get Matthew Whitaker to testify to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees about his decision not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and related conduct. Thank you!”

Background: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trumps-acting-attorney-general-matt-whitaker-has-no-intention-of-recusing-from-russia-probe-associates-say/2018/11/08/a5bc8d90-e370-11e8-ab2c-b31dcd53ca6b_story.html

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