Day 67: The Other March Madness

The Other March Madness

DAY 67 ACTION: Call the House Intelligence Committee! Demand open hearings into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, or an outside investigation.

Paul Manafort served as Trump’s Convention Manager and Campaign Chairman, for a total of five months. Credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP.

“And then obviously, there’s been some discussion of Paul Manafort, who played a very limited role, for a very limited amount of time.” – Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, 3.20.17

As of last night, we’re down to the Final Four in NCAA college basketball. But there’s another March Madness underway – the many new revelations about possible links between Trump’s campaign and Russian attempts to influence the U.S. presidential election.

At the start of the month, Attorney General Sessions had to recuse himself from all election investigations, after it was discovered that he, too, had spoken with the Russian Ambassador during the campaign. Then, last week:

These developments are deeply unsettling, which may be why 66% of Americans want an independent commission to investigate this mess.

This Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing into Russian intelligence activities; ranking member Senator Warner is calling this “the most important thing I’ve ever done“. All of Congress should feel this way. 

Today’s Action: Call the House Intelligence Committee (Democrats: +1-202-225-7690; Republicans: +1-202-225-4121). Thank the Democrats for insisting on an open and robust investigation – and tell the Republicans, do your job!


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