Trump compares Melania to Jackie O and gets clobbered

Demand Republicans join Democrats in pledging not to use hacked information in campaigns


Today’s Action: National Day of Action TODAY to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump

Today’s Top Stories:

Trump tries to compare Melania to Jackie O. and got immediately clobbered

The president’s preposterous boast was immediately met with derision and mockery on social media.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump tries to walk back his offer to collusion — and fails big time

This is gaslighting.

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My Own Words — by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Appeals Court rebukes Brett Kavanaugh, grants abortion access to undocumented minors
Trump administration must now allow undocumented minors in federal custody abortion rights.

Take Action: Add your name to reject Trump and Republicans’ full-scale assault on women and abortion rights!

Twitter users finds a brilliant way to use John McCain to troll Trump on his birthday

The president’s big day quickly turned sour as an old nemesis came back to haunt him.

Horrifyingly racist text messages from Border Patrol agents surface
The trial of an abusive border cop exposed the dark and toxic culture that engulfs Trump’s deportation force.

Take Action: Contact your Members of Congress and urge them to end Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy that incarcerates and prosecutes families fleeing persecution and survivors of domestic violence.

A Japanese tanker owner blows a hole in Trump’s latest provocations against Iran
Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo are accusing Iran of bombing oil tankers — but the ship’s owner is telling a VERY different story.

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Today’s Action: National Day of Action TODAY to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on impeaching Trump: “If any other human being in this country had done what’s documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail.”

Neither we nor Congress have seen the full, unredacted report yet. But one thing is clear: Trump repeatedly attempted to obstruct an investigation into his own wrongdoings, and he continues to do so. And to ignore it (back to Warren), “would suggest that both the current and future Presidents would be free to abuse their power in similar ways.”

In fact just two days ago, on national television, Trump said that if given the opportunity to illegally conspire with foreign agents in 2020, he would do it.

It’s time for impeachment, and today, we take to the streets.

TODAY is the #ImpeachTrump National Day of Action, with events across the country. Search for your closest event and join the growing number of Americans to call for impeachment proceedings to begin.

Here’s what we now know:

  • Mueller recently stated: “If we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” Rather, on the crime of obstruction of justice by the president, the Mueller report explicitly “does not exonerate him.”
  • The Special Counsel declined to charge Trump because, in Mueller’s words, “under longstanding department policy, a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office,” not because of a lack of evidence.
  • Mueller’s report details a Russian attack on the 2016 election to help Trump, and that Trump and members of his team welcomed and often sought the help in more than 100 contacts between the campaign and Russian agents.
  • In the aftermath, Trump used the power of his elected office to cover up the facts and obstruct the investigation on at least ten separate occasions detailed in the report.
  • Since the report’s release, Trump and his cronies have flouted the law almost daily, refusing to comply with the exercise of Congress’s constitutional obligation to provide oversight of the president, flouting subpoenas and denying access to basic documents.

Far from an exoneration, the Mueller report is an impeachment referral to Congress. Mueller made that clear in his lone press conference, stating that “the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting President of wrongdoing.”

That process is impeachment.

A point Mueller made no less clear in his report, writing, “The conclusion that Congress may apply obstruction laws to the President’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.”

No President should have the authority and precedent to sabotage an examination of their own criminal activity. If Congress doesn’t take a stand here and now, what type of authoritarianism do we face in our near future?

In the United States, no one is above the law. Not even the president. The time to impeach is now.

TODAY, we rally as a nation to #ImpeachTrump. Search for your nearest event, warm up your chanting voice, and get ready to march for justice in today’s National Day of Action.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Republicans to join Democrats in pledging not to use hacked information in campaigns, 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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