Top FBI vet destroys Trump’s “collusion is no crime” defense

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Today’s Action: Protect Rod Rosenstein from the Freedom Caucus

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Trump and Chuck

Trump keeps saying “collusion” isn’t a crime. A top former FBI official gives him a reality check
James Comey’s chief of staff saw the president’s tweet and gave Trump a brutal lesson on the law.

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A Republican Senator pulls a shameful stunt over 3-D gun printing
The dangerous move put innocent lives at serious risk.

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Obama and Solar Energy
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Acosta at rally

An entire stadium full of Trump fans harasses CNN reporter Jim Acosta [WATCH]
The Trump rally in Tampa Bay kicks off with a shameful start.

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Trump issues a desperate, telling denial right before his ex-campaign manager goes to trial
As the Mueller probe closes in on its first catch, the president put his guilty conscience out for all to see.

Manafort, Mueller and Trump

Paul Manafort reveals his desperate defense for Mueller trial and it’s laughable
Trump’s disgraced campaign chairman and manager pulled out all the stops and left Mueller’s prosecutors in stitches.

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LeBron James is asked what he’d say to Trump if he sat down to talk to him. His response is perfect
King James sat down with CNN’s Don Lemon and landed an epic dunk on our racist President.

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Accused Russian spy Maria Butina told American CEO: Send cash to Moscow
The accused Russian operative, didn’t just allegedly cultivate the NRA on behalf of the Kremlin… [more]

Trump team ignored warning of ‘significant risk of harm to children’
The Trump administration knew that separating families would hurt kids — and they did it anyway… [more]

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Today’s Action: Protect Rod Rosenstein from the Freedom Caucus

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hasn’t received quite as much media attention as the man he’s charged with overseeing, Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But his position is vital in the ongoing Russian collusion investigation as ‘the one who could fire Mueller, but hasn’t.’

Rosenstein is a lifelong Republican who has weathered Trump’s demands, threats, and intimidations to end the investigation. And because of his resistance, members of the House Freedom Party Caucus (aka Tea Party members in the House of Representatives), who don’t like the way Rosenstein has stood up to their boss, are calling for Rosenstein’s impeachment.

The issue has been pushed to the fall when the House returns from recess. But we must work now to ensure the House protects Rosenstein, and thus the Trump-Russia investigation.

Call or email your Representative and demand they protect Rosenstein and the Russia investigation, rejecting impeachment or a contempt resolution which would impede Rosenstein and Mueller.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) stood firm against impeachment…but he agreed to revisit a “contempt of Congress resolution” this fall, a consolation prize (or perhaps the actual goal) for the Freedom Caucus. A contempt resolution could be just as damaging to Rosenstein and the autonomy of the Trump-Russia investigation.

Let’s be clear: Rosenstein is no liberal hero as his history on progressive issues makes clear. But right now, we need him to carry on, unobstructed, so that Mueller may do the same. Which is exactly what the Freedom Caucus is hoping to change.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Representatives and urge them to stand up against threats to Rosenstein and the Russia investigation. Tell them to reject calls for impeachment or a contempt resolution.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Trump to stop endangering journalists with his hateful rhetoric, 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.


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