Bribery is Impeachable!

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, led by acting director Joseph Maguire, has refused to comply with a deadline to hand over a whistleblower complaint to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Initial reporting on the whistleblower complaint said that concerns were raised about a ‘promise’ Trump made to a foreign leader.


This complaint has been deemed to be "credible and urgent" by the intelligence community inspector general. We do not know what Trump might have promised Ukranian President Zelensky, but if he did suggest an inducement to the Ukrainian government to cooperate with Rudy Giuliani in investigating Biden, then Trump was offering a bribe.


There is no need to interpret what may constitute “high crimes or misdemeanors.”
Bribery is an impeachable offense.

The US Constitution, Art. 2, Section 4:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors.


Let our MoCs Know we support using any and all resources at their disposal to acquire the whistleblower complaint.


The complaint was deemed both credible AND urgent!

ACTION: Let our MoCs know we expect them to act with urgency!


Call your Representative:

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180


Call both Senators:


Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell: DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

"Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [CITY/STATE]. I'm calling [MoC] to urge them to publicly demand the release of the whistleblower complaint to Congress as is required by law. I also urge [MoC] to consider the gravity of the allegation while considering how to respond when the Trump administration denies to release the complaint. Since Trump’s motive was to entangle a foreign country in interfering in the 2020 presidential election, the allegation is extremely consequential. "

Background:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/22/politics/adam-schiff-donald-trump-ukraine-whistleblower-investigation-impeachment/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/09/22/trump-call-ukraine-biden-unblock-whistleblower-complaint-editorials-debates/2410464001/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/22/trumps-ukraine-gate-extortion/