Ok let's talk what happened today, and start w/ the most urgent and work backwards:

1. By now, you've likely heard the White House has issued a letter basically saying they're not complying with the House's impeachment inquiry.

Full text of letter here: cnn.com/2019/10/08/pol…
But in a nutshell: the 8-page letter is absolutely ludicrous and is basically giving the finger to Congress.

2. The House has a few choice right now, including:

a. Taking a House vote, or
b. Add this onto the articles of impeachment as another charge.

Here's a breakdown on-
- why it's probably going to be option b:

latimes.com/politics/story…
There's also obviously the question of inherent contempt, and how Congress can apply it.

Disclaimer, I'm not an expert. But there are a LOT of explanations floating around on how inherent contempt can be applied. It starts with subpoenas.

Start here: washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
And then move here:

fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R… Screenshot of the main page of the FAS report, saying: Congressional Subpoenas: Enforcing Executive Branch Compliance, March 27, 2019
In a nutshell: Screenshot of paragraph starting off with:
Definitely read both links when you have the time. Today proves that we ALL need to know our facts, especially going forward.

But here's what we can do NOW.

1. Call House Dems and stress you want the events of today added as another impeachment charge.
Every action from today, ranging from blocking Sondland, to the release of this letter, are all acts of obstruction of justice. They're also (obviously) impeding Congress, which is a charge in it of itself.

I mean.

washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
2. Call House GOP and demand they oppose today's actions, including the House GOP leader's comments supporting the letter.

Point to this latest poll: cnbc.com/2019/10/08/maj…
3. And call Senators, and basically pressure them to continue to speak out.

Yeah, the back and forth is between the House and White House right now. But the trial is going to be in the Senate. Senators need to be paying attention and following closely.
Senators also have their own responsibilities to carry out, e.g.

- Addressing Trump's Turkey/Syria policy
- Working every possible connection to stay in the Open Skies treaty.
wired.com/story/trump-op…

There's a lot of chaos ATM and Senators need to be working.
Scripts:

1. For House Dems - basically, the points outlined above. You: Hi, my name is [name]. I am calling from [address/zip code].<br />
<br />
For House Dems: I am calling on [House Dems] to ensure that all of today’s actions from the Trump Administration, are added onto impeachment charges. Everything from preventing Sondland from testifying, to the WH letter, are acts of obstruction, and need to to be treated as, accordingly. <br />
<br />
You: I’m also calling on House Dems to clarify (as appropriate
2. Script on Open Skies/Syria: You: Hi, my name is [name]. I am calling from [address/zip code].<br />
<br />
For ALL members on Open Skies: I’m calling on [member] to do everything in their power to ensure that the US stays in the Open Skies treaty. The treaty is essential to the national security of the US, and our NATO allies. It provides key intelligence that has not only illuminated Russian military activity in Ukraine, but also serves to help/defuse ten
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