Call of the Day: Demand Investigation Into Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Via His Tax Returns

Calls for Donald Trump to release his tax returns aren't necessarily because we expect they'll reveal some "smoking gun" of cooperation between his team and Russia. Instead, it is far likelier his tax returns will reveal myriad various conflicts of interest from his business dealings. This includes, but is not limited to, money which Trump businesses might have borrowed from Russian or Chinese banks during the financial crisis, and what the repayment terms were.

 The constitutionally mandated role of Congress is to serve as a check and a balance on the executive branch, not as a split-brained, half-drunk hype-man. The president is not their boss and is not even always on the same side. Investigating potential conflicts of interest is their job – and they should be doing it.

 

Make 3 Calls:

Sen. Bill Cassidy - DC OFFICE: (202) 224-5824 and METAIRIE OFFICE: (504) 838-0130

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Sen. John Kennedy - DC OFFICE: (202) 224-4623

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Rep. Steve Scalise - DC OFFICE: (202) 225-3015 and METAIRIE OFFICE: (504) 837-1259

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Rep. Cedric Richmond - DC OFFICE: (202) 225-6636 and NEW ORLEANS OFFICE: (504) 288-3777

Because of how Congressional districts are drawn, New Orleans residents have either Richmond or Scalise as their representative. If you don't know who your representative is, you can look it up by entering your home address on the U.S. House of Representatives website.

 

Sample script:  

Hi, my name is [Name] from New Orleans, zip code 70118 [or wherever you're from]. I don't need a response.

 I'm calling because I would like [Senator/Rep] NAME to call for investigations into Mr Trump’s conflicts of interest, including but not limited to checking his full tax returns. I and many others have serious questions over the president's business dealings that may be at odds with his role as commander in chief. It is Congress’s job to act as a check and a balance on the executive branch, which means investigating such issues.

 

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This call is courtesy of Indivisible Metairie.