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Do we have a list of GOP who stormed the SCIF?

If my rep was with them he’s getting a hot email.
Posted by coeur_de_lion | Thu Oct 24, 2019, 11:30 AM (9 replies)

Box after box of Sudafed, piled on top of one another in photo of Pres. tRump

Posted by coeur_de_lion | Sat Oct 5, 2019, 12:29 PM (131 replies)

interactive map shows where members of Congress stand on impeachment


Once you find your rep, if they don't support impeachment, click on the blue "Contact Your Representative" button and a script will come up - you can call and read the script or email using the script. I added text about the whistleblower complaint because that language wasn't in there.

Here's the script:

Hi, my name is ____. I live in ____, and I’m a constituent of Rep. [Representative’s name]’s. I’m calling to demand Representative [Representative’s name] act on impeaching Donald Trump.

The Mueller report provides damning evidence that Trump obstructed justice and tried to influence trials.

Even before the report, though, Trump had committed 10 impeachable offenses, was implicated in multiple felonies, broke the law every time he accepted money from foreign governments, and cruelly and unconstitutionally imprisoned immigrant children and their families.

We cannot afford to normalize Trump’s lawless behavior in office. He is compromised and has failed in his duty as Commander in Chief to protect our country.

It’s time to listen to the American people and defend our democracy. Will Representative [Representative’s name] support an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump?
Posted by coeur_de_lion | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 07:25 PM (3 replies)

Could Don McGahn lead a Trump exodus?

Could Don McGahn lead a Trump exodus? Republican lawyers may be ready to jump off sinking ship. In stonewalling Congress and accusing McGahn of lying, Trump may have doomed himself with legal conservatives.

We may be heading into a real live constitutional crisis, folks. A special counsel has carefully documented a series of events showing that the president committed high crimes, using sworn testimony of people directly involved. Since the Justice Department has decided it cannot indict a sitting president, the only path to remove a criminal president resides with the Congress. Now that same president is refusing to acknowledge its constitutional power by failing to provide documents or to allow witnesses to testify, even under subpoena. This showdown is obviously heading to the courts, although the president seems to be somewhat confused about how that works.

It's tempting to make fun of Trump's twisted logic and addled understanding of the basic process of government, but this is a serious matter. He's not just venting before the world on his puerile Twitter feed. The administration is refusing to cooperate with the Congress at all, and that is highly unusual even for presidents under siege.

Normally there is some form of accommodation in these cases, even if the White House wants to claim executive privilege. This administration has decided to totally stonewall everything, from tax returns to testimony about security clearances. Trump and his minions are claiming this privilege after they've already waived it even as the president is blabbing about the matters under subpoena on TV and Twitter.

Trump may not know much about how the government works, but he does understand TV ratings. So I would guess that the main reason for this stonewall is to keep the Democrats from staging dramatic public hearings to illustrate for the American people what Robert Mueller found in his investigation. He apparently understands that he can't keep Mueller from testifying, but Mueller doesn't seem to be the one Trump is worried about. He almost certainly doesn't want to see former staffers like Hope Hicks or Rob Porter on screen testifying about his rampant corruption. But the one who scares him the most is former White House counsel Don McGahn.

More at link:

Posted by coeur_de_lion | Sat Apr 27, 2019, 01:28 PM (25 replies)

Steve Scalise is an absolute POS

Watching him on C-SPAN trying to claim that a 5 billion wall is necessary, using a few cited cases of hispanics with "no remorse" who murdered US Citizens as justification for 5 billion dollars. Hell I'm sure it will be more like 100 billion, especially after they finish paying Oleg Deripaska for his steel. And after Individual 1 skims his share right off the top.

So what about the tens of thousands killed by non-hispanics in this country? Do we build a wall around every white gun owner in the U.S?

Yesterday I watched this same POS talk over the intelligent questions by a CNN commentator, not giving a chance for reasonable questions to be asked or answered, crying on national television about the few who have been killed by Spanish people who crossed the border. But I suppose when white guys kill dozens at a time here, as long as they are white he's just fine with that. Even when he is a victim of another white guy.

I'm just as pissed off at CNN for 1) Allowing him to lie, cry and carry on, on national TV and 2) Having him on in the first place knowing all he will do is lie. It's just for sensationalism.

Whites killing fellow citizens by the thousands is good. People of color killing a few white people is bad. That's the message.

Posted by coeur_de_lion | Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:58 PM (13 replies)

New Clues Emerge About The Mystery Mueller Grand Jury Case

Since an appeals court decision on Tuesday offered a few hints about the grand jury case believed to be linked to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, independent reports on Tuesday night and Wednesday offered additional clues about the unnamed international company fighting a subpoena.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the company is a “foreign financial institution.” CNN followed with a story Wednesday reporting that law firm Alston & Bird, which has represented Russian oligarchs and entities in the past, is involved in the case.

These reports came after the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to overturn an appellate ruling in the matter that ordered the firm — which is owned by an unknown foreign government — to comply with the subpoena and pay a fine at the rate of $50,000 per day of noncompliance.

Following the Supreme Court’s move, the appeals court made its opinion upholding the subpoena public. The document revealed that the subpoena was served to the U.S. office of a foreign company and that prosecutors alleged the company did “considerable business” in the U.S.

The law firm linked to the case by CNN, Alston & Bird, has lobbied on behalf of Russian oligarch and alleged Manafort paymaster Oleg Deripaska, and took hundreds of thousands of dollars from him for visa work. The firm also represented global PR company Ketchum Inc., which hired Alston & Bird to “provide advisory services to Ketchum, Inc. for the Russian Federation,” CNN reported. Ketchum released the Russian government as a client in 2015, amid controversy over its work for Moscow.

Oleg Deripaska, who owns a steel and aluminum company that just had their sanctions lifted by Steve Mnuchin. Deripaska, the Russian billionaire who is a key ally of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin and a longtime business associate of Paul Manafort. Deripaska, who is Kellyanne Conway's next door neighbor.
Posted by coeur_de_lion | Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:54 PM (7 replies)
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