Tiny Action: #ReleaseTheReport
The Mueller investigation is over. The Special Counsel has released the full report to AG William Barr, and Barr must now disclose those findings to Congress.
But on Tuesday, AG William Barr missed the deadline set by Congress to release the full Mueller report. Barr’s refusal to cooperate indicates that we are crossing one of the red lines that groups like Indivisible and MoveOn agreed to over a year ago: If Congress or the administration blocks the public from seeing Mueller's findings, we mobilize.
This week’s Tiny Action: Demand that Mueller's report must be made public, and that Congress must use their oversight power to fully investigate.
Today, April 4, groups are mobilizing across the US, calling for Barr to #ReleaseTheReport. Join these efforts. Make the national action global.
1. Tell your representative and your senators to ensure that the report is made public, and that Congress continue their investigations until they are complete.
Hello. I am a constituent who votes in [CITY, STATE], but I currently live in [CITY, COUNTRY].
I'm calling because I'm concerned about potential suppression of the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Even though the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the unredacted report, and even though the House UNANIMOUSLY voted for the report to be released to the public just weeks ago, we cannot allow the administration to block the release of the report in full. That means no massive redactions, and that it must be accompanied by all underlying evidence and related matters.
Furthermore, I fully support the ongoing congressional investigations beyond the scope of the Special Counsel. Regardless of what the Mueller report may reveal, the undisputed evidence — such as what the president himself has said to journalists, on video — is enough for me to know that this administration is full of rampant corruption, and I ask that these investigations be supported and completed in full. This is not a witch hunt. It’s about transparency. It’s about the American people holding the government accountable, both the administration and Congress, elected to serve OUR interests.
Thank you for your time and attention.
[Provide your full name and voting address if leaving a voicemail]
2. Record a video (via Indivisible) to tell your friends and family that you’re demanding the Mueller report be made public and that you support continuing the congressional investigations.
Find details from Indivisible here.
Be sure to tag @DemsAbroad (@DemocratsAbroad on Instagram) if you share your video!
3. Not interested in video? Try one of our social posts below, or write your own.
- Today, I stand with @DemsAbroad, @IndivisibleTeam, @MoveOn and the American people. Barr must #ReleaseTheReport. If you live abroad, here's how you can support: https://www.democratsabroad.org/tiny_action_releasethereport
- Stateside friends! TODAY there are events held near you, demanding that Barr #ReleaseTheReport, but I can't be there! I hope you'll join. This isn't a witch hunt. It's about accountability. https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/
Check out more examples — and graphics you can use! — here.
WHY IT MATTERS
If the president has not committed any wrongdoings, there should be no issue with releasing the report to the public. But it is not likely that this is what the nearly 400 page report will reveal — which is precisely why Trump is now against the report being released, despite his stating the opposite just a few weeks ago.
This is not a witch hunt. It’s about transparency. It's about the American people holding the government accountable, both the administration and Congress, elected to serve OUR interests.
All the issues we care about deeply — from health care, immigration, and economic reform, to equality, elections reform and climate change — require a democracy that works for the people, not the powerful and wealthy.
The only way that Congress and the American people will know what the Special Counsel has concluded is by reviewing the report and underlying evidence. We cannot allow AG Barr to get away with serving the corrupt interests of the president over the interests of the people.
- WATCH: Rep Adam Schiff’s statement. “You might think that’s ok, I don’t.”
- How this crosses the red line
- Progressive groups plan nationwide protests over Mueller report release (NBC)
- Democrats demand Barr testify 'not in a month ... but now' (Politico)
- House Democrats Move to Subpoena Mueller Report (VOA)
- Some on Mueller’s Team Say Report Was More Damaging Than Barr Revealed (NYT)
- We can’t trust William Barr to decide how much of Mueller’s findings we see (WaPo)
- Barr's second offer still falls well short (DailyKos)
- How Trump moved from 'let it come out' to 'nothing will ever satisfy' on the Mueller report (CNN)
- Why Barr's Delay In Releasing The Mueller Report Is Unprecedented And Unreasonable (Forbes)
- Confidence in Mueller’s Investigation Soars After Barr Letter (LawFare)
- The Best Analysis Of William Barr's [First] Letter About The Mueller Report (Digg)
House votes 420-0 for Mueller report to be made public (The Guardian)
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