To: President Donald Trump
Tell Trump to postpone Monday's Summit with Putin
Acting in their "official capacities" within the directorate of the Russian military, twelve Russians took part in a "sustained effort" to hack emails and computer networks of the Clinton campaign, Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The latest indictments were announced on July 13. Trump is supposed to meet with Putin on July 16.
We must act urgently to tell Trump and the White House to postpone Trump's meeting with Putin—which is exactly the wrong signal for accountability. Before Trump sits down with Putin, we need Trump to acknowledge Russian wrongdoing – and to demand Russia quit meddling in our democracy.
Why is this important?
The Mueller probe just indicted 12 Russians for hacking during the 2016 election cycle. As Jake Tapper pointed out on Twitter, this is in addition to the 79 criminal charges already filed against 20 individuals and 3 companies, including Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort who is currently in jail for obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
Trump and the White House cannot go forward with private meetings with Putin while the intelligence community has so clearly indicated that Russia is a threat to our democracy. Please sign the petition before it's too late.