Pompeo admits being on Trump-Ukraine call as he impedes inquiry

Tell House Democrats: Don't let up. Trump must be impeached!


BREAKING: Sec. of State Pompeo admits being on Trump’s Ukraine call even as he works to inhibit Democrats’ investigation and impeachment inquiry.

Today’s Top Stories:

Trump proposed shooting migrants’ legs, electrifying the border wall, and adding an alligator moat

Frustrated by a lack of progress on his wall, the Republican President floated chilling alternatives to deterring migrants.

Take Action: Demand investigation into Trump’s ICE agents’ sexual abuse of immigrants in detention centers.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox News Judge calls Trump actions “impeachable” on air

The Republican says the actions with Ukraine are impeachable on Trump’s own propaganda network.

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Graham: “I’m going to write a letter” to three countries asking them to help Barr discredit Mueller
The Republican Senator announced a plan to empower Trump’s Attorney General in his quest to protect Trump.

Pompeo orders his team to bail on impeachment hearings as Dems warn him of potential obstruction

Trump’s Secretary of State waded into dangerous territory with his refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law
The good news is tempered by the anti-choice strategy to reach a conservative Supreme Court.

Take Action: Reject Trump and Republicans’ full-scale assault on women and abortion rights!

House Democrats say they have reason to believe Trump lied to Mueller under oath in new court filing
The effort to get the damning grand jury evidence that Trump’s Justice Department is desperately trying to keep under wraps carries deadly serious implications for the Republican President.

“Don’t think of an Elephant” — Democrats’ seminal guide to winning arguments and elections (now in audio)

OD Action Pick: The easily digestible guide from the brilliant George Lakoff is a must-read for any Democrat looking to get our country on track.

Trump told diplomats a bizarre fake story about how CNN built and tore down a $2 million stage
The president’s paranoid obsession with the media prompted him to spin a wild tale about CNN’s preparation for the recent North Carolina special election.

Another whistleblower has apparently come forward alleging that ‘inappropriate’ steps were taking to influence an audit of Trump’s taxes
The complaint claims “inappropriate efforts to influence” Trump and Pence’s tax return audits.

Take Action: Tell Congress to protect the whistleblower and hold Trump accountable for threatening his safety!

Former Dallas cop Amber Guyger guilty of murder, and conviction sends powerful message
The white cop killed an unsuspecting Black man in his own home, and there will be consequences.

Sen. Grassley demands whistleblower to be “heard and protected” as Trump hunts for their identity
The senior Republican issued a surprising rebuke to Trump and his cronies in the wake of their efforts to unmask and discredit the person whose complaint kicked off the impeachment inquiry.

Richard Painter served as Chief White House Ethics Lawyer under George W. Bush, 2005-2007.

Today’s Action: Tell Congress to pass the Disarm Hate Act

We take a break from impeachment/election actions to talk about some really important policy that deserves your attention: the Disarm Hate Act, which would prohibit individuals convicted of committing a hate crime from purchasing or possessing firearms.

From 2010 to 2016, more than 50,000 hate crimes involved a firearm – terrifying numbers, particularly for the targeted groups that receive the bulk of hate crimes in our country, based on race, religion, and sexual orientation. And hate crimes are on a recent three-year rise, in correlation with Trump’s candidacy and presidency.

The Disarm Hate Act is a badly needed fix for a loophole in federal law, which already prohibits those convicted of a felony or domestic violence from gun ownership…but currently skips over hate crimes.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they cosponsor and support the Disarm Hate Act, to keep firearms out of the hands of those who commit hate crimes. If they have already cosponsored (H.R. 2708/S. 1462), thank them and urge them to move forward!

This policy is important because it addresses both the rising acts of violence motivated by racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, anti-LGBTQ, disability, gender, and more — AND our gun violence and mass shooting epidemic in one single piece of legislation.

It’s certainly not the end point in stopping gun violence or hate crimes – but it’s a vitally important piece of the larger solution, and more Democrats ought to easily cosponsor (at least some “moderate” Republicans could be shamed into supporting too).

We can’t stop Trump from spewing hate to his base (unless Twitter kicks him off, oh happy day), but we can legislate against the violence he fuels…while, of course, we work to remove him from office entirely.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to support and cosponsor the Disarm Hate Act – curbing both gun violence and hate crimes in one move.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling House Democrat that Trump must be impeached, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.