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Daily Action: Demand Disclosure on Trump's Conflicts of Interest


Contact:
Rep. Julia Brownley: 

DC: (202) 225-5811
Thousand Oaks: (805) 379-1779
Rep. Ted Lieu:
DC: (202) 225-3976 
LA: (323) 651-1040
Rep. Steve Knight:
DC: (202) 225-1956
Simi Valley: (805) 581-7130

Short Script:
Hello! My name is _______, and I am a constituent of Rep. __________'s in ____________, California. I'm calling to encourage her/him to co-sponsor House Resolution 111. President Trump’s business dealings, connections to Russia, and other conflicts of interest must be fully investigated by Congress for potential corruption. This isn’t a partisan issue; it’s about the integrity of the Oval Office and of our democracy. House Resolution 111 would help ensure that Donald Trump is acting on behalf of the American people, not himself or the Russian government.

BACKGROUND
House Resolution 111 would require the Attorney General to release all non-classified materials related to Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, especially those related to payment from foreign governments, to the House of Representatives. President Trump has business holdings around the world, and has been unwilling to divest himself of these holdings, report his conflicts of interest or even release his tax returns. All of this raises the question of whether he is vulnerable to influence by foreign governments. This lack of disclosure is especially troubling given the pre-inauguration communication between members of his administration, most notably former NSA advisor Michael Flynn, and Russian diplomats.

Republicans are bringing this HR 111 up for a House Judiciary Committee vote on Tuesday—where they expect it will be voted down. Their goal is to prevent Democrats from bringing the resolution directly to the floor, which would force all Republicans to take an embarrassing vote.