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President Obama to make 1st public appearance since leaving office

https://twitter.com/politico/status/855458374888173569

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/855428106605166592

Obviously Mad.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/855373184861962240

Justice Dept. official overseeing Trump-Russia probe to step down

The woman leading the Justice Department's investigation of foreign meddling into the 2016 election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia has told staff members she will leave the department in May.

Mary B. McCord has served at the highest levels in the national security unit, either as its leader or chief deputy, for the past three years. A longtime federal prosecutor based in Washington, McCord easily won the confidence of both career lawyers and her supervisors inside the Justice Department.

McCord did not offer a public reason for her departure. In a message to her staff earlier this week, she wrote that she did not make the decision easily, but she concluded "the time is now right for me to pursue new career opportunities."

Her exit leaves a huge vacancy at one of the Justice Department's most important divisions, at a time when the Trump administration is struggling to fill the ranks. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the only leader so far in the building to have secured Senate confirmation. His picks for deputy and associate attorney general await votes by the full Senate. The administration has not yet announced political appointees for other top posts.



http://www.npr.org/2017/04/20/524905899/leader-of-justice-department-national-security-division-on-the-way-out?live=1

Mariachi band ambushes Cory Gardner at members-only Colorado Springs Chamber meeting

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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who has been criticized for his aversion to holding town halls, was ambushed Wednesday by a mariachi band at what was supposed to be a small, members-only meeting with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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Three organizations – including two focusing on Latino issues – were behind the musical interruption. Tuesday night, they paid $250 to register as Chamber members and brought six members of a mariachi band from Mexico City to play a “love song” and demand Gardner hold a public forum, said Hilda Nucete, a program director of Denver-based Conservation Colorado.

“It was a gift,” Nucete said, referring to the Spanish song “Where Are You, My Heart?” The song, she said, is about “when the guy really messes up and you’re trying to get back the girl, so we’re trying to get (Gardner) to fall in love with us again.”


http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/19/mariachi-band-ambushes-cory-gardner-colorado-springs/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/4/20/1654710/-Republican-senator-s-private-town-hall-meeting-gets-crashed-by-mariachi-band

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono responds: "Jeff Sessions' comments are ignorant..."


https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/855141927762755584

Hahahah - Poll: More voters prefer United Airlines to Trump

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/855111591121096704

Registered voters have a higher opinion of United Airlines, which faced a backlash for forcibly removing a passenger from one of its jets, than President Trump, according to a new poll.

Forty-two percent in a new survey out Thursday from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) say they prefer United to Trump, while 40 percent favor Trump instead.


PPP discovered Trump fares worse than United, with 52 percent of respondents considering him unfavorably and 43 percent favorably.

United was ranked in the survey as America’s worst airline, with 40 percent putting it at the bottom of the list. Thirty-seven percent picked “something else,” while 10 percent said American Airlines, 8 percent said Southwest Airlines and 6 percent responded Delta Airlines.



http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/329687-poll-voters-prefer-united-airlines-to-trump

Lest we forget, it was Chaffetz who...

FBI Director James Comey alerted Republican members of Congress on Friday that bureau investigators would review some additional emails that might relate to Hillary Clinton’s email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee who has already vowed to spend the next several years investigating Clinton should she be elected president, quickly rushed to announce the news, falsely claiming that the case had been “reopened.”


Minutes later, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan repeated Chaffetz’s incorrect assessment and demanded that Clinton’s classified intelligence briefings — something provided to both major party nominees — be ceased.


In a rally in New Hampshire, an ebullient Donald Trump told supporters, “The FBI has just sent a letter to Congress informing them that they have discovered new emails pertaining to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s investigation and they are reopening into the case into her criminal and illegal conduct.”

NEVER FORGET HOW WE GOT HERE:
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-chaffetz-fbi-investigation-lies-e9fff5359102


all of which makes THIS even MORE interesting:
https://twitter.com/kslnewsradio/status/855074319155724288

So very SAD for Trump.


http://www.gallup.com/poll/208778/trump-job-approval-first-quarter-lowest-points.aspx

BUSTED: Leaked docs show GOP is selling monthly meetings with House leadership staff for just $5,000

https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/855097260782256129

Congressional Republicans are baldly enticing donors with the promise of meetings with senior legislative staff, effectively placing access to congressional employees up for sale to professional influence peddlers and other well-heeled interests.

Documents obtained by The Intercept and the Center for Media and Democracy show that the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee are both telling donors that in exchange for campaign contributions, they will receive invitations to special events to meet with congressional staff including chiefs of staff, leadership staffers, and committee staffers.

While selling donors access to senators and representatives and their campaign staff is nothing new, the open effort to sell access to their legislative staff — the taxpayer-funded government employees who work behind the scenes to write legislation, handle investigations, and organize committee hearings — appears to be in violation of ethics rules that prohibit campaigns from using House and Senate resources in any way.

Congressional ethics rules flatly forbid Capitol Hill employees from engaging in fundraising activities as part of their official duties. Any explicit fundraising work must be done strictly as a volunteer, and there must be a clear firewall separating government work from campaign work.

MORE:
https://theintercept.com/2017/04/20/staff-for-sale/

Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock at the White House with Trump, Jared and Hillary's portrait

3 years ago, Ted Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel”



https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/855047731584393216
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