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Trump, Mueller, and Russia Investigation

This morning, Vox’s Matt Yglesias writes of President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller: “The fate of the [Russia] investigation — and of the integrity of the American political process — will thus rest on the often frail shoulders of the handful of congressional Republicans…”

Which senators and representatives – especially Republicans – will stand up to make a pre-emptive statement on proper Congressional response to ethics and legal misconduct?

Ask this question publicly to your members of Congress – promote it over social media, for an official response – and share this free embeddable widget code with your local media outlets and political blogs, they can embed it easily on the political-news web pages you already visit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring free, HTML customizable, JavaScript widgets to your area’s regional media partners, for public Q&A with every candidate ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Contact: david at ppolitics.org, @ppolitics@askthemppfPublic dialogue can work to mitigate partisanship and facilitate re-engagement, harnessing community pride vs. polarization.

Sample question page created by widget, for a member of GOP Oversight Cmte.

Help our 501(c)3 non-profit organization run AskThem’s tested online accountability program through 2018 primaries and general elections at federal, state, and major city-levels.

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