Deadline: now, and sign up for July 24 watch party –
Every American should read what Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation unearthed about Russian election interference, the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia, and Trump’s obstruction of the investigation. And that goes DOUBLE for our Members of Congress, who have the duty to hold the current occupant and executive branch accountable.
Mueller’s only public statement, on May 29, 2019, was brief. Here are the main takeaways, and this article boils it down to ten points in plain English. Mueller will testify publicly before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on July 24, the first time he’ll face public questioning about the investigation. There are several things you can do to prepare so we can best analyze and amplify Mueller’s testimony, and counter Attorney General Barr’s lies and spin about the Report:
1. First, find out whether your Members of Congress have read the full Mueller Report. Enter your address at this Common Cause tool; thank your MoCs if they have read it – or urge them to read it if they haven’t; and urge them to keep fighting to hold Trump accountable! Find your MoCs’ contact info at the end of this article.
2. Then – haven’t read the Mueller Report yourself? Get it for free:
- Read the updated version of the Report, revised in response to Buzzfeed’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
- Read Indivisible East Bay’s text searchable version of the Report
- Listen to Audible’s free audio-recording of the Report. If you don’t want to sign up (it’s free) for Audible, listen to this free audio-recorded podcast.
- No time to read or listen to the full Report? Read Lawfareblog’s excellent notes about the Report.
- Watch Law Works’ “The Investigation: A Search For the Truth in Ten Acts,” a live reading of excerpts from the Mueller Report, performed in New York City on June 24, 2019.
3. Whether you’ve read it or not, join the Mueller Book Club. They’re offering two ways to watch the hearings:
- Join the Club’s Zoom conferences during both segments of the live testimony, including a live stream of the testimony:
- Click here to register for the Judiciary Committee segment (conference will begin at 5:15 AM PT; testimony begins at 5:30 AM)
- Click here to register for the Intelligence Committee segment (conference will begin at 8:45 AM PT; testimony begins at 9 AM)
- Click here to register for the 5:30 PM post-testimony analysis with policy and legal experts to discuss the key takeaways from the day and next steps moving forward!
- Or watch the Club’s Facebook Live stream of the testimony at their FB page.
- You can also see past Mueller Book Club discussion videos.
- Spread the word by submitting a letter to the editor! Use the Club’s tool to write a letter and find contact info for your local newspapers.
4. Next, want more background and more actions you can take? Read our earlier articles:
- On May 1, we asked you to tell your Members of Congress to use every possible tool to investigate the administration’s criminality and abuses of power
- On May 9, we asked you to read the Mueller Report
- On May 22, we asked you to urge the House to begin an impeachment inquiry
- On May 30, we asked you to read the Report AND urge your Rep to support an impeachment inquiry
5. Last but not least — did you miss the debut of our Mueller (mis)fortune cookies at the Indivisible East Bay July 4 booth in El Cerrito? Get one while they last at our July 28 All Members Meeting, 1-3 PM, Sports Basement, Berkeley!)
CONTACT INFO FOR OUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein: (email); (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841
- Sen. Kamala Harris: (email); (415) 981-9369 • DC: (202) 224-3553
- Rep. Mark DeSaulnier: (email); (510) 620-1000 • DC: (202) 225-2095
- Rep. Barbara Lee: (email); (510) 763-0370 • DC: (202) 225-2661
- Rep. Eric Swalwell: (email); (510) 370-3322 • DC: (202) 225-5065
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